NBA World Pays Tributes To Bill Russell

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NBA World Pays Tributes To Bill Russell


Bill Russell, one of the greatest NBA players in history died Sunday at age 88.

Russell was an 11-time NBA champion (1957, 1959–1966, 1968, 1969), 5- time NBA MVP (1958, 1961–1963, 1965), 12-time NBA All-Star (1958–1969), 11-time All-NBA Team member, 4-time rebounding champion and a 2-time NCAA champion.

Russell, who also won two NBA titles as head coach of the Celtics, has the NBA Finals MVP award named after him, and in 2011, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his many years of civil rights activism.

The NBA world paid tributes to the ultimate Champion.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver:


“Bill stood for something much bigger than sports: the values of equality, respect, and inclusion that he stamped into the DNA of our league, At the height of of his athletic career, Bill advocated vigorously for civil rights and social justice, a legacy he passed down to generations of NBA players who followed in his footsteps. Through the taunts, threats, and unthinkable adversity, Bill rose above it all and remained true to his belief that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity.”


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