Who are the basketball legends? Bill Russell. Well, I don’t honestly believe Bill Russell could “dominate” in any era, but there’s absolutely no reason to believe he wouldn’t be, at least, a top-tier backup center due to his defensive expertise.

Russell was an elite rim protector and rebounder, and even though he didn’t have much competition, to begin with, he was a proven winner and a hard-working guy that was willing to put his body on the line for his team’s sake.