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Who won the men's NCAA Tournament the year you were born?

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has been around for a long time — so long, in fact, that it probably predates most of the folks viewing this slideshow. Over the years, the number of teams invited to the big dance has expanded, players and coaches have come and gone, and schools have seen their stocks rise and fall with each passing season for these and other reasons. Let’s...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Best college basketball player from every state (all time)

Basketball hotbeds like Indiana, North Carolina and California have produced some of the game's best players, but all 50 states have featured tremendous talents over the years. Who's the best college basketball player from Arizona? Nevada? What about Montana? Let's explore the best players whose hometowns are in each state.
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Russell crashes Russell Westbrook's 'Stats' commercial with NBA history lesson

If Russell Westbrook wants to teach advanced basketball analytics, he first has to learn more lessons from the master.Foot Locker and Jordan Brand on Tuesday released a new commercial, in which the Oklahoma City Thunder introduces the world to some of his favorite “stats.” Amid his MVP-caliber season, NBA fans certainly are keen to learn about Westbrook’s Vine-saving, neglect...
Via NESN.com
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Russell Shares Touching Remarks For ‘Friend’ Muhammad Ali’s Death

Muhammad Ali’s death resonated with many of us throughout the weekend, but it perhaps struck a bigger chord with his longtime friend, Bill Russell. Ali and Russell dominated the sports landscape in the 1960s and were key figures in the Civil Rights Movement, as well. So it’s no surprise that the two legendary athletes established a strong bond over the years. The Boston Celtics...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Showstopper: Bill Russell created the best ending to an NBA playing career

On the night Kobe Bryant plays his last NBA game, keep in mind that Bill Russell engineered the best farewell of any especially great NBA player. It is an art, orchestrating the perfect NBA walk-off. Being able to create the perfect exit from an all-time career requires an exquisite sense of timing, but the attempt also needs a team good enough to make the magic moment come alive...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Bill Russell Legacy Project’ Statues Unveiled At Boston’s City Hall (Photos)

BOSTON — There’s little debating that Bill Russell is one of the most accomplished NBA players of all time. His contributions — 11 NBA titles, 12 All-Star selections — are too plenty to mention. But the Boston Celtics legend’s legacy extends far beyond the court. Almost two years ago to the day, a crowd gathered around under overcast, rainy skies to witness Russell...
Via NESN.com
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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 extend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2015  |  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

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
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