Bill Russell died at the age of 88. He was a member of the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame, a legend with the Boston Celtics, and an American sports icon. In a post on social media, it was said that he had died. He is seen as the best of the best. He won 11 NBA titles over the course of 13 years. From 1959 to 1966, he won eight titles in a row. He has more championships, appearances; games played, rebounds, and minutes played in the NBA Finals than anyone else. The world reacts to the death of Bill Russell.
He also won two NCAA titles at the University of San Francisco and a gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Russell and Henri Richard, who played for the Montreal Canadiens. The only athletes in the history of NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL to have won 11 professional championships. Follow Hitsbuddy to learn about the most recent news.
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Russell was also a strong leader in the fight for civil rights. In 1961, he led a protest by Celtics players when they were turned away from a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. Russell, Martin Luther King Jr., Jim Brown, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar all stood with Muhammad Ali in 1963. When Ali refused to be drafted for the Vietnam War. Russell said in 2017 that he agreed with athletes who protested during the national anthem. The world reacts to the death of Bill Russell.
“Bill called out injustice with an unforgiving honesty that he hoped would upset the status quo, and he set such a strong example that, even though it was never his humble goal, it happened anyway, will forever inspire teamwork, selflessness, and thoughtful change,” his family said in a statement on Sunday.