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BILL RUSSELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Russell Hospitalized After Feeling Faint At Speaking Event

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell is expected to be OK after being hospitalized Thursday due to feeling faint at a corporate speaking event in Lake Tahoe. The Hall of Fame center reportedly collapsed on stage while giving his speech, according to WCVB’s Scott Isaacs, but the team confirmed to him that Russell was doing fine and would be flying back to his home in Seattle as early...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Legend Bill Russell Collapses During Speaking Engagement

It seems like Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell collapsed during a speaking engagement earlier today. He was reportedly on stage talking when he collapsed. Prayers for Bill Russell, he just collapsed on stage while speaking to our company. #shocked — Christopher Martin (@cmartin4534) July 17, 2014 Christopher Martin, a man who was at the engagement, said that Russell did regain...
Via Overtime
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell 'doing OK' after collapsing at event on Thursday

Bill Russell reportedly collapsed during a speaking engagement in Lake Tahoe this morning. According to reports, he is doing well and will likely fly out tonight.The initial eye witness report appears to have been confirmed by Scott Isaacs, executive producer at WCVBVery scary stuff. We'll keep you posted as soon as more information is available.
Via Celtics Life
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell Collapses During Speaking Engagement

Bill Russell was speaking during an engagement and has reportedly collapsed on stage. Bill Russell collapsed on stage in Lake Tahoe this morning. Keep him in your thoughts. — David MacKay (@DavidMacKayNBA) July 17, 2014   Here at BSO and Im sure around the world, are hoping for an amazing outcome. Bill Russell is an 11 ring champion as well as long time mentor in the NBA. BSO...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Russell arrested at airport

Former Boston Celtics great Bill Russell was arrested earlier this week at a Seattle area airport for having a gun in his carry-on baggage, KIRO-TV reported. Russell, 79, was bringing a .38-caliber handgun into a prohibited area, and it was found during a security screening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday, a TSA spokeswoman told the TV station. Russell has a...
Via Fox Sports
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Russell arrested for carrying loaded gun through airport security

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 Next Impulse Sports
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Russell to young player, “11 championship rings…Mother F***er”

There have been many classic stories about legendary Boston Celtics center Bill Russell but this one tracked down by the fine folks over at Sports Grid is an instant classic. The story is being told by ex-basketball-coach Johnny Bach as he delivers a speech to Sweden’s Sundsvall Dragons back in 2010. To summarize it in under eight words, “Don’t Mess With Bill Russell, Bad Hands”...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss
PHILOSOPHICAL PHIL

Jackson would take Russell over MJ?

Phil Jackson said in an interview that if he could pick any player with which to start a franchise, he would select Bill Russell over Michael Jordan.

Via Pass The Pill
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Russell Jumps Over Defender in Grainy, Probably Fake, Black-and-White Footage (Video)

Bill Russell was a lot better than a lot of fans realize, even if they are well aware of his 11 NBA championship rings. He changed the game from ground-bound to high-flying, and he just happened to have an enormous impact on society along the way. Contrary to popular belief, Russell was not just a defensive specialist who could block shots and grab rebounds. He was arguably the...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss
RETROVISION

Bill Russell jumps over opponent from foul line

I have never seen this video of Bill Russell… which someone randomly posted in a Facebook group. Check out Bill in college grabbing the rebound, going coast-to-coast, and flat out jumping OVER a guy for the finish. If LeBron did this last night, ESPN would change the name of the show to “LeBron Center”, and First Take would have debated whether this was the greatest play in...
Via Red's Army
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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