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Twitter pays homage to NBA legend Bill Russell, after passing away, at 88

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Twitter pays homage to NBA legend Bill Russell, after passing away, at 88

NBA legend Bill Russell passes away at 88

On Sunday, news broke that NBA legend Bill Russell, suddenly passed away. He was 88 at the time. Russell’s wife, Jeannine, was by his side.

The announcement was made on Russell’s social media feeds, as funeral arraignments are also being made. Russell is regarded as one of the NBA’s all-time greats, as he dominated in the 1950s and 60s. This was during a time where Russell had to battle discrimination in the United States, while playing for the Boston Celtics.

Russell’s list of accomplishments is also nothing short of legendary. He was an 11x NBA champion, 5x MVP, 12x NBA All-Star, All-Star Game MVP, 3x All-NBA First Team, won two national championships in college at San Francisco, and also won two NBA titles as a head coach with the Celtics.

NBA greats soon took to Twitter, to pay their respects to the late Bill Russell. These include Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neil, and more. NBA commissioner Adam Silver also released a statement, as he emphasized the lasting legacy that Russell left on the NBA and the world.

Check out Twitter reactions from the NBA world, to the sudden passing of Bill Russell. 

NBA legend Bill Russell passes away at 88
NBA legend Bill Russell passes away at 88

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