Bill Russell guards the lane against an Elgin Baylor drive during Game 4 of the 1966 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Celtics. Boston would go onto win the title in seven games, capturing their eighth straight championship and ninth in franchise history. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)  
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Iconic Lakers | Iconic CelticsSI VAULT: Bill Russell wanted, and got, a new pair of shoes (4.11.66)

Bill Russell guards the lane against an Elgin Baylor drive during Game 4 of the 1966 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Celtics. Boston would go onto win the title in seven games, capturing their eighth straight championship and ninth in franchise history. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)  

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell | Iconic Lakers | Iconic Celtics
SI VAULT: Bill Russell wanted, and got, a new pair of shoes (4.11.66)