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BILL RUSSELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Celtics' play-by-play man Mike Gorman goes against the grain, picks the Celts in six over Cleveland

Anyone who has followed the Celtics for the last few decades, realizes how much of a homer Tommy Heinsohn is. The C's legend, and color commentator, has compared former C's player Greg Steimsma to Bill Russell, The 80-year old Heinsohn, even put Evan Turner in the same sentence as Paul Pierce and Reggie Lewis.So it's easy to say Heinsohn sees things through green goggles. But even...
Via Celtics Life
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beast from the Northeast ‘1957 Boston Celtics’ Tee

Saluting the 1957 Boston Celtics squad that began the tradition of dominating NBA basketball. This solid tee designed by artist Kevin Zwirble of Beast From the Northeast apparel, features the legendary starting five of Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, Jim Loscutoff, and Bob Cousy. Cop one now over at beastfromthenortheast.bigcartel.com. The post Beast from the Northeast...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bob Cousy compares Hassan Whiteside to Bill Russell

Well, it seems like the Florida sun is starting to get to 86-year old Celtics' legend Bob Cousy. In an article written by the Worcester Telegram and Gazette's Bill Doyle, Cousy compares Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside to none other than NBA-legend Bill Russell:I have never said this in the 40 years since I retired. But he is the first big guy, not (Patrick) Ewing, (Hakeem) Olajuwon...
Via Celtics Life
21 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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