Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honors His Friend And Mentor Bill Russell: “In Basketball He Showed Us How To Play With Grace And Passion. In Life He Showed Us How To Live With Compassion And Joy.”

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By Gautam Varier View the original article to see embedded media. The great Bill Russell is no more and it has left people around the world with a very heavy heart. Russell had a big impact on countless individuals over the course of his life and that wasn’t just because he was a great basketball player. He broke many racial barriers during his time in the NBA and had a big role to play in where the league is today. Many of the legends of the game gave out touching tributes to Russell, with Michael Jordan thanking him for paving the way and setting an example for black players entering the lea…

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