Boston Celtics legend and NBA icon Bill Russell passes away on Sunday at the age of 88

He was the soul of Boston Celtics and an ardent voice for social justice. Celtics reigned the NBA in 1950s and 60s with Russell.

His full name was William Felton Russell. He cared only for his team win. He did not mind doing anything for that! scoring to rebounding to passing to defending.

He played 11 championships with the Celtics. They had eight consecutive titles.

Finals MVP was not there until 1969. Now, the Finals MVP award is named after Bill Russell.

He said “I played a team game and the only important statistic was who won the game.” He never once led the scoring. He made others to score!

Russell changed defending tactics. His team mates could be aggressive on the outside because they knew Russell was there in the middle.

Russell's average was 15.1 points and 22.5 rebounds per game. His head-to-head battles with Wilt Chamberlain are fondly remembered by fans in the 1960s.

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