Hall of Fame Boston Celtics big men Bill Russell and Kevin Garnett talk defense

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“Well, first of all,” said Boston Celtics Hall of Fame big man Bill Russell of Kevin Garnett, “He would have to defend me.” So began a clinic on NBA defense from two Celtics legends renowned for their defensive intensity.

Garnett, a Hall of Famer in his own right, joined the recently-departed Boston icon to talk defensive fundamentals in a clip touching on not only how to keep an opponent from putting points on the board, but also touched on the motivation a player needs to win at a high level as well as the importance of family to the two frontcourt legends.

An instant classic circulated by the NBA after Russell passed away at the age of 88 last weekend, check out the video embedded below to see a little bit of history put together by the two Celtics big man legends.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire