The death of an NBA superstar

William Felton Russell (February 12, 1934 – July 31, 2022) was an American professional basketballplayer who played as a center for the Boston Celticsof the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1956 to 1969. A five-time NBA Most Valuable Playerand a 12-time NBA All-Star, he was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won 11 NBA championships during his 13-year career.[2] Russell and Henri Richard of the National Hockey Leagueare tied for the record of the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league.[3] Russell is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. He led the San Francisco Dons to two consecutive NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956,[4] and he captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics.[5]

Sadly this absolute legends dynasty has come to end end today (July 31, 2023)At the age of 88. Though he’s gone his golden career will be remembered for ages. In a short 13 years he exceeded all predecessors with a long list of accomplishments.

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As coach:

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