Legendary NBA center Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday at the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) Airport when a loaded handgun was allegedly found in his luggage according to multiple reports.
KING-5 News and KIRO-TV in Seattle both report that Russell 79 was arrested after a loaded .38-caliber handgun was found during a Transportation Security Administration screening of his carry-on bag.
Russell reportedly had a permit for the weapon which was confiscated. KIRO-TV reported that Russell who has since been released was cited by the Port of Seattle for carrying a weapon in a prohibited area and that the TSA will assess a monetary penalty.
In addition to winning 11 titles with the Celtics in the 1950s and 1960s Russell was a five-time MVP and 12-time All-Star during his Hall of Fame career. After retiring in 1969 Russell went on to coach the Celtics SuperSonics and Kings. The NBA has named its Finals MVP trophy in his honor and Russell was on hand in Miami in June to present the award to H...