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Opening night for the Boston Celtics on Oct. 17, 1964 was bittersweet. The team celebrated winning its sixth NBA championship, and also honored its original owner, Walter A. Brown, who died on Sept. 7, 1964.
The Celtics went 59-21 in the 1963-64 season, beating the then-San Fransisco Warriors in the NBA Finals to take the NBA Finals Trophy (which was renamed in ’64 to honor Brown.) Led by Red Auerbach, the roster featured Bill Russell, Satch Sanders, John “Hondo” Havlicek, Sam Jones and K.C. Jones.
In this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, join the Celtics courtside on that October night in 1964, when the team retired uniform No. 1 in honor of Brown, and the team also raised its sixth NBA championship banner. Check out the pregame ceremony in the video above (just a note, the video contains no audio).
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Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday at at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after a TSA agent noticed a loaded .38-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol in his carry-on bag.
TSA spokeswoman Lori Dankers says Russell was turned over to Port of Seattle police and cited on charges of having a weapon in a prohibited area. Russell had a permit for the gun, which...
A statue of Celtics legend Bill Russell will be unveiled Nov. 1 at City Hall Plaza and a star-studded group of Celtics legends other NBA Hall of Famers musicians businessmen and historians is scheduled to attend including Russell himself the Celtics announced Wednesday.
According to the team's release the following are expected to be in attendance:
Russell had a permit for the weapon, but you have to wonder why does Bill Russell needs to be carrying around gun?
Things that make you go hmmmmm….
Legendary NBA center Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday at 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...
Well there’s a headline you don’t see every day. According to KING 5 TV’s Chris Daniels, Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday night at SeaTac Airport after attempting to go through a security screening with a loaded .38-caliber handgun in his carry-on. The 79-year-old Russell, who lives in the Seattle area, has a permit for the gun, but was cited for carrying...
Via our good friend Paul Flannery comes more fantastic news on the Bill Russell Legacy Project:
The Bill Russell statue will be unveiled on Nov. 1 at City Hall Plaza. It’s been a long time coming.
— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) October 16, 2013
David Stern, Jim Brown & Charles Barkley are just a few of the names of those scheduled to be in attendance. The ceremony will take place...
79-year-old NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested on Friday after bringing a handgun into a restricted area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Russell has a permit for the weapon but attempted to bring the gun through security in his carry on bag.
Russell, who won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics and coached the Seattle Supersonics and Sacramento Kings, had a permit...
I can’t be the only one wondering just what exactly Bill Russell needs to be carrying a gun for… right? Legendary NBA center Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday at 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 […]
According to the above video from the Boston Celtics official YouTube page, a new statue dedicated to Celtics great Bill Russell will be unveiled on November 1st in City Hall Plaza.
BOSTON - A sculpture honoring William Felton “Bill” Russell designed by
local Artist Ann Hirsch in collaboration with Pressley Associates and
with the Boston Art Commission...
The Celtics announced Wednesday that they will unveil a statue to honor NBA legend and 11x champion, Bill Russell, on November 1. Among guests will be NBA Commissioner, David Stern, NFL Icon and Activist Jim Brown, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Elgin Baylor, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, legendary musician Johnny Mathis, MLB great Frank Robinson and more.
In just a few weeks, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell will be the latest former Boston athlete to be honored with a statue in the city.
On Friday, Nov. 1 at 2:00 p.m., Russell’s statue, which was created by Ann Hirsch, will be unveiled during a special ceremony at Boston City Hall Plaza, according to a team release on Wednesday.
The 11-time NBA champion will be joined by a number...
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...
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NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested this week at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage.
The Transportation Security Administration says airport police arrested...
A statue of Bill Russell will be unveiled on Boston City Hall Plaza on Nov. 1.
Russell helped lead the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA championships and was a 2011 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“I hope that one day in the streets of Boston, children will look up at a statue built not only to Bill Russell the player, but Bill Russell the man,” said Barack Obama during...
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