9. Bill Russell
Much like Chamberlain, Russell played in an era that makes it difficult to assess where he ranks on the all-time list. However, 11 NBA titles is a pretty strong indication that Russell was a transcendent talent.
Known as one of the greatest defenders in NBA history, unfortunately, blocks weren’t tracked during this time period. Otherwise, Russell would likely rival Hakeem Olajuwon for the all-time record.
Russell was never a go-to scorer, but his ability to clean the glass, protect the rim and lead his Celtics squads to championships makes him a worthy member on this list.
Source: Penn State