Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell has passed away at the age of 88 according to his family. Russell played as a center for the Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1969. He was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 12-time NBA All-Star. Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won eleven NBA championships during his 13-year career. In 2005, the NBA named the Finals MVP Trophy after Russell.
During that time, he averaged 15.1 points per game, along with 22.5 rebounds. Prior to the 2021-22 NBA season, the league named Russell to their 75th anniversary team.
On top of all his NBA accomplishments, Russell also led the San Francisco Dons to two consecutive NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956,and he captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
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