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Celtics legend & one of basketball’s greatest Bill Russell dies at 88

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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2022. 4:07 pm CST.

Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/RealBillRussell

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Boston Celtics legend and one of the greatest players to grace a basketball, Bill Russell died on Sunday morning at the age of 88.

“Celtics legend Bill Russell, towering champion in Boston, dies at 88,” on Sunday.

According to The Globe, Russell led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles as a player and a player-coach.

“Russell, the Celtics center who was the cornerstone of basketball’s greatest dynasty and an exemplar of racial harmony and progress,” said the Boston newspaper.

Russell, who played for two national championship varsities at the University of San Francisco to two national university championship and the led the United States National Team to the Gold Medal at the 1956 Olympic Games before becoming the star center for the Boston Celtics.

“One of basketball’s biggest icons and one of the greatest winners in sports history,” said the Boston Globe.

“Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at age 88, with his wife, Jeannine, by his side. Arrangements for his memorial service will be announced soon,” said a statement on Russell’s official Twitter account.

 

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