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BILL RUSSELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Russell Game-Worn Celtics Jersey Fetches $98,000 At Auction

It’s been 46 years since Bill Russell last suited up for the Boston Celtics, but his jersey still (understandably) is in high demand. One of the NBA legend’s game-worn Celtics jerseys recently sold at an auction for $98,525. In addition, a Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts jersey fetched the same amount, and a Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors jersey sold for $108,378. Russell...
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Bill Russell’s Uncanny Winning Ability Only Part Of His Greatness (Photos)

There’s more to Bill Russell than just his eye-popping career statistics and 11 NBA championships. Yes, the Boston Celtics legend was an absolute freak of nature on the basketball court, but his off-court life wasn’t without its challenges. Russell was the victim of a significant amount of racism throughout his playing days. This resulted in his resentment toward not only the...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Rapaport’s Bill Russell ‘Overrated’ Claims Shot Down By Smart People (Video)

Michael Rapaport has a basketball theory, and it’s not a very good one. The actor/filmmaker/New York Knicks fan recently directed “When The Garden Was Eden” for ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series. Apparently that experience empowered Rapaport to formulate some pretty scorching hot takes about Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. During the film-making process, Rapaport floated...
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October 22, 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's Legacy is Already Etched In Stone

When it comes to basketball, what defines “the best”? Is it the player that can score the most points? That can garner the most box score stats? That has won the most MVPs? Bill Russell has always made it clear that he judges greatness in only one way: by winning. Since basketball is a team game, individual accolades have never seemed to impress Mr. Russell. And this weekend...
Via CLNS Radio
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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 in a heartfelt...
Via Holdout Sports
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...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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