• Basketball World Mourns the Passing of NBA Icon and 11-Time Champion Bill Russell: 'Stood for Something Much Bigger Than Sports'

    16 days ago - By Mediaite

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    Across social media, the sports world is mourning the loss of 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell , after the basketball legend passed away Sunday morning.
    The 88-year-old Boston Celtics great died “peacefully” with his family by his side, according to a statement posted by Russell's family posted to his Twitter account.
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    - TheBillRussell July 31, 2022
    Russell was one of the most decorated basketball players in history, leading the Celtics to the NBA Finals 12 times and winning the championship 11 times. During...
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  • Bill Russell Dies: Basketball Hall Of Famer And Boston Celtics Great Was 88

    Bill Russell Dies: Basketball Hall Of Famer And Boston Celtics Great Was 88

    16 days ago - By Deadline

    Bill Russell, whom some consider the greatest NBA player of all-time thanks to his 11 NBA titles and five MVP's, died today at age 88. One of the greatest defensive players in league history, William Felton Russell had 12 All-Star appearances and an Olympic gold medal in 1956. In 30 elimination games at the college,...
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  • NBA Great Bill Russell Dead at 88

    16 days ago - By TV Line

    Bill Russell, one of the NBA's all-time greatest players and a 11-time champion with the Boston Celtics, has died at the age of 88, his family announced on Sunday. “It is with a very heavy heart we would like to pass along to all of Bill's friend, fans, & followers: Bill Russell, the most prolific...
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  • NBA legend Bill Russell, 'most prolific winner in American sports,' dies

    NBA legend Bill Russell, 'most prolific winner in American sports,' dies

    16 days ago - By Wood TV

    Bill Russell, one of the greatest NBA players in history, has passed away at age 88, his family announced Sunday.
    Russell, called "the most prolific winner in American sports history" by his family, was an 11-time NBA champion, captain of a gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic team, and the first Black head coach of any North American professional sports team.
    "But for all the winning, Bill's understanding of the struggle is what illuminated his life," Russell's family said in a statement. "From boycotting a 1961 exhibition game to too-long-tolerated discrimination, to leading Mississippi's...
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