Bill Russell is a very funny man and he never hesitates to show his comedy talents, often trolling NBA players and even athletes from other sports. Back in February, the Boston Celtics legend made it clear that neither Michael Jordan nor Tom Brady are at his level when it comes to rings, reminding everybody that he has 11 championships against seven of the NFL superstar and six of the NBA GOAT.
On April Fools day, Russell once again charged against one NBA player and included an NBA franchise in his joke, too, going after Draymond Green and the Brooklyn Nets. The former center posted a video on Twitter, working out for a ‘return’ to the NBA, explaining that one team reached out asking for his services and he’s ready to return to the floor.
“Last week a team reached out looking for an out of work 6’9 now 6’5, over the hill, Greatest defender in NBA history to fill a spot. Time to get game ready!” Russell wrote on Twitter.
Last week a team reached out looking for an out of work 6’9 now 6’5, over the hill, Greatest defender in @NBA history to fill a spot. Time to get game ready! @BleacherReport @YahooSports #thursdaymorning #thursdayvibes #ThursdayMotivation Oh, #AprilFools #AprilFoolsDay #AprilFool pic.twitter.com/2E9lpqfrSf
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) April 1, 2021
NBA fans reacted to this, as they do whenever Russell tweets, some saying he would be good in today’s league, others telling the Nets and Lakers to sign him while others wonder why he lost 4 inches.
Even though its april fools joke we all know that Russell would beat them all in reality even now☘️ pic.twitter.com/VDNz73K8nG
— Legacy of Bill Russell (@goatbillrussel1) April 1, 2021
He’d be on the level of a Reggie Evans or Bo Outlaw if his prime self was transported to today.
— Okuden (@Okuden6) April 1, 2021
That’s what I’ve been scrolling for like damn he lost 4 inches???
— . (@TiKrasWa96) April 1, 2021
I bet you could still play defense better than most on the guys on the current Celtics. Keep up the good work Mr. Russell.
— JoeMarino (@marinjos) April 1, 2021
Gon be more impactful than DJ fs
— Cp3/Beard 🏆 (@Ftwcp13) April 1, 2021
1 year min deal w the lakers russ? Lol!! Haha irony
— Detroit City (@XboxMaddenKing) April 2, 2021
Mr. Russell lifts about 50lbs any time he puts all those rings on and waves at somebody. Somebody sign the man!
— A real, good guy (@Berzirk) April 1, 2021
Miami Heat we got Ray Allen from the Celtics. Time for another cornerstone from Boston. Come on Pat pull the trigger 🏀🔥🏆🏆🏆. 🏆???
— Martin (@MartinVeraMiami) April 1, 2021
Could still start on half the teams in the NBA…the half not going to the playoffs, but still.
— tim mcauliffe (@tjm1208) April 1, 2021
It is my dream to have a conversation with you legend! The Knicks might need an extra big btw!
— Chris Blake (@crblakecpa) April 1, 2021
Need you on the Thunder Bill💯💯
— max7️⃣ (@bazelyformvp) April 1, 2021
Breaking news, Bill Russell signs with nets!!!
— Artificial dawn (@artificial_dawn) April 2, 2021
Don’t joke Sir, the @celtics could use your help this year!
— millerjjdj (@millerjjdj) April 2, 2021
😂😂Lakers need him! I know I know Celtic for life ✌🏾💜😷
— Traveler’s Advocate (@travelers_advc) April 2, 2021
Russell is a man of the public and he’s always been. He’s always joking around and trying to make people laugh and even on social media, he has become a troll and NBA fans are really happy to see his evolution. Even after plenty of years of retirement, he keeps scoring and winning.