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BILL RUSSELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Howard brought loaded gun to airport, won’t be charged

    Many a center today draws inspiration from the great Bill Russell, one of the most dominant big men in National Basketball Association history. However, that inspiration should probably only apply to on-court greatness. You know, rebounding, outlet passes, rim protection, jump hooks, unselfishness, intangibles, winning team basketball. And the like. It definitely shouldn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Wilt loses to Russell again, and it’s his own fault

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Wilt’s infamous failure to win as frequently as Russell has a solid excuse: his supporting casts were almost never as good as the ones Russell had in Boston. When they were good — like in 1967 in Philadelphia...
Via Red's Army
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan’s Bulls vs. Russell’s Celtics: Dueling Dynasties

Our “Best of the NBA Summer Tour” at Crossover Chronicles takes a brief detour from dueling top-5 lists. We narrow today’s discussion to A or B: Which NBA dynasty was — and is — better: The 1990s Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson, or the 1960s Boston Celtics of Bill Russell and Red Auerbach? Both dynasties were going to be mentioned in this piece, regardless...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gang Green “Flashback Friday” – The 1960’s show

The Gang jumps into the DeLorean to transport us to an episode from 1969, where they recap the 7-game Celtics-Lakers Finals.  Together, they theorize what’s next for Boston as they carry their “Decade of Dominance” into the ’70s with the pending retirements of Bill Russell and Sam Jones, and ponder if Tommy Heinsohn has what it takes to lead the team.  Kurt and Dave talk...
Via Red's Army
26 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 '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

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...
Via NESN.com
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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