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Rudolph 'Spider' Edwards, fixture at Boston Garden, dies

BOSTON (AP) Rudolph ''Spider'' Edwards, who with his dust mop and jaunty fedora shared the parquet floor with Celtics stars from Bill Russell to Larry Bird in the old Boston Garden and new, has died. He was 86. Edwards had suffered from cancer, the Celtics said Wednesday. Edwards began working for the Celtics in 1964, sweeping the floor during timeouts so the stars of the NBA...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

You've Been Played: How Bill Russell won his rings and why Miami should adopt his ways

What Bill Russell and Payton Manning know about winning comes from a military training classic. How did a 40-year-old quarterback, Payton Manning, on a 12-4 team, defeat a 15-1 team starring the NFL's 27-year-old MVP Cam Newton? The same way opposing teams felt after watching Bill Russell win eleven championship rings with the Boston Celtics. They knew they've been played. Russell...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

John Kundla is the 15th Best Coach in NBA History

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on July 21, 2016. Throughout the offseason, Pick and Popovich will rank the top 15 coaches in NBA history. Total Seasons: 11 Total Championships: 5 Regular Season Record: 423-302 Regular Season Winning Percentage: .583 Playoff Record: 60-35 Playoff Winning Percentage: .632 Why he’s great: To most basketball fans, the...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  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

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

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 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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