William Felton Russell is one of the greatest basketball players in the history of National Basketball Association. He’s a five-time most valuable player in NBA. Russell became a famous basketball player when he joined the team of Boston Celtics. He is well known for his excellent basketball skills. Russell is a great defender. He’s very excellent when it comes to man to man defense and most of his opponents in NBA before where not able to pass with his powerful defense. Aside from being a great defender, Russell became a famous basketball player in NBA because of his excellent rebounding skill. It is one of the main reasons why he became one of the greatest players in NBA. His rebounding skills helped Boston Celtics to win in several championship games. William Felton Russell retired as a professional basketball in NBA in the year of 1969.