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Watch: Bill Russell flips Charles Barkley the bird

Bill Russell was involved in an awkward moment with Charles Barkley during the NBA Awards ceremony on TNT Monday.

Barkley was on stage with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to present a lifetime achievement award to the great Oscar Robertson. Barkley thanked a few players, including Russell. When a TNT camera showed Russell, the legendary center flipped off Barkley in hilarious fashion.

Barkley laughed because that’s all he could really do in that situation. The two have a history of respect, as Barkley shared in this story. They also have a history of the middle finger apparently.

Who in that room is going to question Bill Russell for his actions? My guess is no one.


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