BILL RUSSELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBA All-Stars wish Bill Russell a Happy 80th Birthday (Video)

Pro basketball legend Bill Russell was honored at Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans for his 80th birthday (which was February 12th), as players and fans sang him "Happy Birthday" before the start of the second quarter. After the serenade, players on the East and West All-Star squads came over to Russell to personally greet him and give their best wishes...
Via Holdout Sports
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell jabs LeBron for Mount Rushmore comment

Bill Russell is often shafted because he wasn't putting up Wilt Chamberlain type numbers. Russell is the greatest winner in basketball history, period... Former teammate Don Nelson got it right about Russell.Russell Bio "There are two types of superstars. One makes himself look good at the expense of the other guys on the floor. But there's another type who makes the...
Via Celtics Today
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Stars Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Bill Russell (Video)

Bill Russell turned 80 years old on Wednesday, so the NBA threw him the biggest birthday bash ever. OK, the big party in New Orleans this weekend was for NBA All-Star weekend, not for the sport’s greatest winner officially becoming an octogenarian. The 11-time champion and five-time league Most Valuable Player was in attendance, however, just a few days after his special day. Surrounded...
Via NESN.com
February 16, 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

George Stephanopoulos misidentifies Bill Russell as Morgan Freeman (Video)

Boston Celtics legend and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell attended President Barack Obama's inauguration Monday, and Russell was captured in the crowd by ABC during live coverage of the ceremonies. Unfortunately, Russell was misidentified by ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulus, who thought he was actor Morgan Freeman. Stephanopoulus did quickly correct himself...
Via Holdout Sports
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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