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.