NBA Legend and Boston Celtics Star Bill Russell Dies at Age 88

One of the most iconic players in NBA history, Bill Russell, has passed away at the age of 88. A five-time MVP and 12-time All-Star, Russell was known as one of the best defensive players in league history. He is also the all-time leader in rebounds with 21,620 career rebounds. After his playing career ended, Russell went on to become a successful coach, leading the Boston Celtics to two championships. “Bill Russell changed the game of basketball,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver in a statement. “He was more than just a great player — he was a pioneer and innovator who helped make basketball an international sport.” The NBA will be holding a moment of silence for Bill Russell before all games this upcoming weekend. Rest in peace, Mr. Russell. You will be missed.

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