Library of Congress’ three-hour sitdown with Bill Russell

As part of their Civil Rights History Project, the Library of Congress did interviews with over one hundred “participants” of the civil rights movement. From their website: From 2010 to 2013, over one hundred interviews with one hundred thirty-nine participants were recorded in high-definition video. Over half of the interviews are now available in their entirety as full-length...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics No. 2 in Grantland's "Court Design Power Rankings"

Yesterday we discussed Boston's disappointing No. 24 spot in ESPN's "Future Power Rankings."Today we're proud to bring you much happier news on the rankings front from the ESPN family--Grantland's Zack Lowe has published The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings, and the Celtics' TD Garden parquet floor lands at No. 2 overall.  Here's some...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Talk: Ending the 41-Year Championship Drought

Channel surfing Labor Day morning I came across an airing of the Knicks 73’ championship locker room celebration and it was magical. Inside a raucous locker room, NBA legend Bill Russell interviewed one player after another. He spoke with Jerry Lucas, Bill Bradley, Dean Meminger, Walt Frazier and to my surprise, Phil Jackson who did play a pivotal role in the championship run unlike...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Legend Bill Russell Reportedly Ok After Collapsing During Speaking Engagement

NBA legend Bill Russell is reportedly okay after collapsing during a speaking engagement on Thursday in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The 80-year-old Hall of Fame center was speaking at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, when he reportedly got light headed and started to sway at the podium, before falling backwards. As a precautionary measure he was taken to the hospital. Russell...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics legend Bill Russell is feeling okay after scare

Glad he's okay, take it easy Mr. Russell. ESPNBasketball legend Bill Russell was hospitalized Thursday after feeling faint while giving a speech in Nevada, the Boston Celtics said.Russell, 80, left the event at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, according to the Celtics.The Hall of Fame center is "feeling...
Via Celtics Today
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Legend Bill Russell Hospitalized After Collapsing

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Boston Celtics confirmed the hospitalization of 80-year-old NBA legend Bill Russell who collapsed while giving a speech at Hyatt Regency.. NBA Legend Bill Russell Hospitalized After Collapsing
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Update: Celtics Legend Bill Russell Collapses During Speaking Engagement

Reports suggested that Bill Russell had collapsed during a speaking engagement earlier today. The 80-year-old Celtics legend was then taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital.   TMZ Sports has provided us with a bit of an update on Russell’s health. The Celtics tell us Russell is being treated at the hospital — and is already starting to feel better. He’s hoping to fly out...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell reportedly expected to be OK after collapsing during speech in Lake Tahoe

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was taken to a hospital Thursday after collapsing during a speech in Lake Tahoe, but is expected to be OK. Russell, 80, likes his privacy, but has had publicized health issues before. Peter Vecsey reported in 2012 that the 11-time NBA champion needed two heart procedures during a one-month span.
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July 17, 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...
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Legend Bill Russell Collapses During Speaking Engagement

It seems like Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell collapsed during a speaking engagement earlier today. He was reportedly on stage talking when he collapsed. Prayers for Bill Russell, he just collapsed on stage while speaking to our company. #shocked — Christopher Martin (@cmartin4534) July 17, 2014 Christopher Martin, a man who was at the engagement, said that Russell did regain...
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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 Collapses During Speaking Engagement

Bill Russell was speaking during an engagement and has reportedly collapsed on stage. Bill Russell collapsed on stage in Lake Tahoe this morning. Keep him in your thoughts. — David MacKay (@DavidMacKayNBA) July 17, 2014   Here at BSO and Im sure around the world, are hoping for an amazing outcome. Bill Russell is an 11 ring champion as well as long time mentor in the NBA. BSO...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard Defies Odds, Wins Bill Russell Award For NBA Finals MVP (Video)

Before the NBA Finals started, odds for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP were released. At the top of the list were each teams’ big threes with two-time NBA Finals MVP LeBron James leading the way with the strongest odds. Way down on the bottom of the list with 18-1 odds was 22-year old Los Angeles native Kawhi Leonard. Surely with future Hall of Famers like James and Tim Duncan playing...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Bill Russell lost track of his championships

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 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 season, always...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell had no idea that the Celtics won 8 in a row

I won't insult your knowledge of the game and rundown Russell's great resume. I thought it was odd, but cool that Bill Russell had no idea that the Celtics won 8 in a row spanning from the late 50's into the 60's. NBA.COMIt 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...
Via Celtics Today
June 06, 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...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Modern Day Wilt vs. Russell

A year ago, after LeBron James won his second championship, I wrote that despite his burgeoning dynasty, despite his mounting exploits in the clutch, despite his exorcism of pretty much every single one of his past demons, he was still the modern-day Wilt Chamberlain. A year later, that comparison still holds true. The similarities are remarkable. Wilt was the greatest physical...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell once wore a cape

According to Bob Cousy, Bill Russell wore a cape: — Jay O (@MrTrpleDouble10) May 10, 2014 Bill Russell’s cape trumps Rajon Rondo’s sweater, LeBron’s Pharrell hat, Russell Westbrook’s sleeveless shirt, Dwyane Wade’s capri suit pants, and Mike Conley’s wooden bow-tie. This excerpt comes from the book, “Cousy on the Celtics Mystique.”    
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In History: Bill Russell’s Celtics Win Game Seven

On April 18, 1962, Boston Celtics center Bill Russell helped his team to their fourth straight NBA title in a 110-107 home victory over the Los Angeles Lakers with 30 points and 40 rebounds. The series started with a win for the Celtics and the Lakers won games two and three. The Celtics tied the series at two games a piece in game four. The Lakers won game five and the Celtics won...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell On NCAA: All Great Fortunes Are Amassed w/Cheap Or Slave Labor

The SEC’s last reported annual revenue was $314.5 million.  The Big 10′s was $315.5 million.  With huge revenues like this collected while student athletes often struggle financially,  a hot bed topic around sports has been whether or not college  athletes should get paid or allowed to unionize to bargain for better benefits. During a Civil Rights Summit, NBA Hall of Famer...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday, John 'Hondo' Havlicek!

Happy Birthday to one of the all-time greatest Celtics, Mr. Havlicek! John Havlicek turns 74 on this day. Hondo, a small forward who played alongside Bill Russell and Sam Jones, is one of the greatest players/Celtic to ever play the game of basketball.  The Ohio native is an 8-time NBA champion, 1974 NBA Finals MVP, 13-time All-Star and last but certainly not least, he is the Celtics...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: Bill Russell gets 49 rebounds

On March 11, 1965, Bill Russell led the Boston Celtics to a 112-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons as he grabbed 49 rebounds. At the end of the first quarter, the Celtics were up 23-20 and at the half time buzzer they were winning 55-43. Russell paired his unusually high number of rebounds with 27 points.  Russell played all 13 of his seasons in the NBA with the Celtics. Each...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rondo passes Bill Russell in assists, ranks 4th in Celtics history

In that dreamlike state we call living. Rondo is living a dream, and when you pass someone like Bill Russell on any list. The feelings most be a little unreal. Rondo has passed Russell on the Celtics All-Time assists list. According to Basketball-Reference, Sunday marked the first time that Rondo recorded at least 18 assists without a turnover during a regular season game.1. Bob...
Via Celtics Today
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Isn’t Pleased with LeBron James’ NBA Mount Rushmore

As it turns out, Kareem Abdul Jabbar is no fan of LeBron James’ NBA Mount Rushmore list either. A few weeks after Bill Russell “thanked” LeBron for snubbing him, Kareem expresses his displeasure with the Miami Heat superstar’s Rushmore exclusion of Russell. (LeBron’s Rushmore: Jordan, Bird, Magic, Big O) And Kareem didn’t mince words about it either, courtesy of the Salt...
Via Basketball Bicker
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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