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Bill Russell the greatest winner ever has passed away.


   The one and only Bill Russell has passed away at the age of 88 in his sleep peacefully. A truly amazing person off the court and beyond compare on it. In a year that has been full of loss for me personally my mom, cousin, and baby niece. The tears are flowing for Mr Russell as I type. I never saw Bill play but I've seen and watched everything you can on this amazing human being. 

   On the court he was damn near unbeatable, winning 11 rings in the NBA, and 5 MVPs. He was a champion in college and the Olympics. As a player he was a defensive menace, and if he wanted to he probably could have scored like Wilt but he chose to do everything else. The consummate winner and team player. A heck of a coach as well. 

   Off the floor he fought for what was right, seeking equal rights for all. An inspiration to everyone to be better to our fellow man. A person that should be remembered for that being an amazing person. Seems over these past few years so many Celtic greats have made there way to basketball Heaven. I can hear his infectious laugh from up there as I type. I know Tom has a much deeper knowledge of Bill, I will be waiting for his article to come out. 

   Eternal be your memory Mr Russell, thank you for being someone we can all look up to. I'd like to think there was a huge line up of Celtics waiting for him. Red, Tommy, KC, Sam, Hondo and so many others. 

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