"Bob Cousy was a great teammate. But in our approaches to the game, he and I were complete opposites. I approached the game defense first, then offense. He approached the game offense and then, maybe, some defense. I never had a negative thought about it - he was always a great team player and a really good guy…After I watched him play a dozen games or so, and had a few brief conversation with him to learn more about his approach, I figured out how to help us win more games. If we were on defense and his man got by him, I'd slide over and pick him up to keep him from getting a layup. On offense, after I'd get a rebound, I'd start deliberately looking for Cousy to get him outlet passes to start the fast breaks. Probably a third of the shots I blocked for Cousy were off his men. But I never criticized him, behind his back or to his face."
"The way I looked at it was that his flaws on defense triggered our offense. I'd block a shot and outlet it and get it going the other way, turning it into a strength."
-Stolen from "Red and Me" By Bill Russell with Alan Steinberg. Pages 129 & 130
Through another perspective: Who cares about defense...Now let the block parties begin. LGW...still. (that and isn't there some good taken from some bad? Let's be positive please?)