WATCH: Bill Russell tells five NBA legends he'd 'kick their ass' at NBA Awards Show

The inaugural NBA Awards Show took place on Monday, and while it was the first time the league has held an awards show, it will be hard for any moment to top Bill Russell's appearance.

The Boston Celtics legend was in attendance to receive a lifetime achievement award, which was presented by a quintet of legendary NBA big men, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and David Robinson. 

After receiving the trophy, Russell, 83, turned to look at the players who came after him, then slowly pointed his finger at each one, and whispered just loud enough for the mic to pick up: "I would kick your ass."

The joke sent the whole crowd, and everyone watching on TV, into hysterics, especially Mutombo. 

Amazing. God bless Bill Russell, he rules so much. 

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