A legendary player on the court and a powerful voice for justice off the court, Bill Russell was an immense figure in the history of the NBA. As a cornerstone of the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1960s, Russell helped lead his team to an unmatched eight straight championships and finished with a record eleven rings during his 13 year career.
A transcendent player, Russell was a five time league MVP who revolutionized the sport with his abilities as a defender and rebounder. Russell was a barrier breaker who also was a leading voice in the struggle for civil rights and social justice.
Bill Russell (1934-2022)