For many, the two best players in the history of the NBA met on several occasions, on and off the court. For this reason, today we tell you a secret story of this eternal rivalry that surpassed time.
bill russell it is one of the greatest legends in NBA historyin addition to being the maximum winner with 11 rings. Next to him is another of the great myths like Wilt Chamberlinhis eternal rival, with whom not only competed on the field, but off it.
Russell and Chamberlain formed the first great rivalry in NBA history.generating one of the most important classics like Los Angeles Lakers Y celtics button. But also, they had a competition outside of it: It was a chariot race.
The story was revealed by himself. Bill in its twitter account when revealed what cars the two used in that secret race they ran. They were two unique cars that generated a lot of repercussion when their models were known.
Bill used a Lamborghini 400 GTa car that began production in 1969. With a 12 cylinder engine and a power of 320 CV, reached 260 km/h. Today, this collector’s car is worth a total of 388 thousand dollars.
While wiltused a Maserati Ghibli SS which had a power of 335 hp thanks to its V8 engine. This car reached a 280km/h top speedwhat today makes it worth 765 thousand dollars.
The outcome of this race was left to the expectation of the users who saw replies to Bill Russell’s tweet with a “the ending left it to your imagination”. This is about his record against Chamberlain, where he won 12 of his 18 duels, with several eliminations in the Playoffs and even in the Finals. Now it remains to be seen, will Wilt have been able to beat Russell?
Wilt Chamberlain’s Maserati from the ’70s.
The Lamborghini 400 GT that Bill Russell raced.