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NBA x Martin Luther King Jr. Day ‘Barrier Breakers’ Commercial

In addition to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a slew of matinee games that extend right into the evening. The NBA released a great commercial focused on the league’s barrier breakers. Such as Charlie Cooper (first black player in the NBA), Bill Russell (leagues first black head coach), Violet Palmer (first female referee) and all the athletes from around the world...
Via Hooped Up
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Russell ‘Celtics Icon’ Caricature Art

Before the Boston Celtics had the “Big Three” and “Big Three 2.0.” They had the icon Bill Russell in the middle, who carried the C’s on his back to 11 NBA titles as a player and coach. Russell also picked up 5 MVP’s, 12 all-star selections, and was also named to the 50th anniversary team. Was he the best center of all-time? Maybe. Was he the best player to put on a Boston...
Via Hooped Up
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Legend Bill Russell’s Laughter Compilation Is Pure Gold (Video)

The Internet never fails to provide ample entertainment, and this time it comes in the form of legendary Celtics center Bill Russell laughing in a 1:17 compilation. Russell received plenty of honors over the course of his 13-year career, including 11 NBA championships and five regular season MVP awards. An award for best laugh might need to be added to the list. H/T Red’s ArmyFiled...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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 Says He Didn’t Know He Won 8 Straight Titles Until After He Retired

Celtics legend and 11x NBA champion, Bill Russell, told ESPN that he didn’t even know he won eight straight titles with Boston (1959-1966) until after he retired. According to ESPN Boston: It might seem strange but I did not know our Celtic teams won eight championships in a row until about 20 years ago when I read about it in a game program. Our focus was always on that particular...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
June 05, 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
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