Bill Russell, Basketball Legend, Dead at 88

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By Tobias Carroll It’s difficult to explain how much of an impact Bill Russell had on the sport of basketball throughout his career as a collegiate player, a gold-medal-winning Olympian and a professional. Of his 13 seasons as a player with the Boston Celtics, he won 11 championships. His final two seasons there were as a player-coach, making him the first Black head coach in a major American sport. He was inducted into the NBA’s Hall of Fame twice — once as a player and once as a coach. And he was the first winner of the NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. ESPN reports that Russell died at his …

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