NBA

Bill Russell And Barack Obama Hug It Out Next To Bill Russell Statue

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Bill Russell is in Boston this week to celebrate the long-overdue unveiling of a statue erected in his honor. The statue remained hidden under a tent before Friday’s unveiling ceremony at City Hall, and out of the public’s view — save for a handful of Very Important People. One of those important people was President

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NBA

Bill Russell Arrested For Carrying Loaded Handgun Through Airport Security

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Well there’s a headline you don’t see every day. According to KING 5 TV’s Chris Daniels, Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday night at SeaTac Airport after attempting to go through a security screening with a loaded .38-caliber handgun in his carry-on. The 79-year-old Russell, who lives in the Seattle area, has

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NBA, Sports

Bill Russell Is Not Impressed

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Bill Russell was somehow a bit tired during a 66-64 battle during the third quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Finals. We don’t care why but it makes a perfect .GIF. [@bubbaprog]

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NBA, NCAA

Bill Russell Takes Flight [Video]

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I was not alive in 1956, nor have I seen much basketball footage from 1956. If you asked me to imagine what NCAA or NBA hoops looked like back then, I’d probably tell you about bounce passes and slow white guys with receding hairlines. That was until this morning. My notions about 1950s basketball are

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Culture

George Stephanopoulos Thinks Bill Russell Is Morgan Freeman [Video]

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During President Barack Obama’s televised inauguration ceremony today, ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos accidentally mistook NBA great Bill Russell for actor Morgan Freeman. You think he just missed the Celtics hat, or just thought Morgan Freeman was celebrating his Irish heritage on this historic day? He was quickly corrected by what I can only assume

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