The world lost a great yesterday as Celtic legend Bill Russel passed away. Russell’s official Twitter account broke the news on Sunday, saying the Hall of Famer passed away peacefully with his longtime wife by his side. Widely considered one of the greatest players in NBA history, Russell won 11 championships in his 13 seasons with the Celtics. A five-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star, Russell cemented his status as one of the most dominant centers of all time, averaging 15.1 points and 22.5 rebounds rebounds per game over the course of his career. He also was a great social justice and civil rights leader as well. May he rest in peace and condolences to his family and friends.
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— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) July 31, 2022