NBA legend and Hall of Famer Bill Russell passed away Sunday at the age of 88. A cause of death was not given, nor was the statement specifying where he died.
The former Boston Celtics center was the first black professional basketball superstar, winning 11 championships and five MVPs over the course of his career, including becoming the first black head coach of a major professional sports team.
Athletes and celebrities around the world shared their thoughts, highlighting Russell’s career and work as a player, coach and advocate for civil rights and social justice:
https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-07-31/bill-russell-reaction-nba-community NBA community and others react to death of Bill Russell