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Champions face off: Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics blocks a shot by the L.A. Lakers' Wilt Chamberlain during a 1969 NBA championship game. Russell and the Celtics would prevail in the series, Russell's last in the NBA
Champions face off: Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics blocks a shot by the L.A. Lakers' Wilt Chamberlain during a 1969 NBA championship game. Russell and the Celtics would prevail in the series, Russell's last in the NBA
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