Bill Russell

Kobe Bryant, Bill Russell at ESPYs
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Gabby Guerard
July 11, 2019 - 10:53 am
Celtics Hall of Famer Bill Russell was honored at the ESPY Awards Wednesday night in what proved to be a powerful moment. Russell, who received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, did not speak upon receiving the honor. But, Kobe Bryant’s touching tribute said all there was to say. The former Laker...
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Alex Reimer
May 30, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Few athletes have demonstrated more courage in taking social stands than Bill Russell, and the Celtics legend will be honored appropriately at the ESPY Awards this summer. ESPN announced Thursday the 11-time NBA champion will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which is given to socially...
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Jaylen Brown
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Vincent Gallo
August 16, 2018 - 11:02 am
If you’ve ever wondered what Jaylen Brown’s Twitter handle, @FCHWPO, means, you’re not alone. Celtics legend, and 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell asked the 21-year-old wing the same question. Forgot I had this pic of me & @FCHWPO I just have one question, what is FCHWPO?? Remember I'm old,...
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John Tomase
August 08, 2018 - 10:22 am
Cedric Maxwell won an NBA Finals MVP during an All-Star career with the Celtics and has spent the last 25 years calling the team's games. He's as qualified as anyone to name the best player in franchise history, and his answer may surprise you. It's not former teammate Larry Bird. It's not Hall of...
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Vincent Gallo
July 12, 2018 - 10:09 am
Vince Carter is the latest former NBA great to be given the bird by 11-time NBA champion and Celtics legend Bill Russell. The exchange occurred Wednesday during a summer league game as the 84-year-old was sitting courtside while Carter was commentating, and was recorded by ABC10’s Lina Washington...
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Alex Reimer
June 27, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Bill Russell has been back in the public sphere for nearly the last 20 years. But he's experiencing a resurgence now, filling the ever-growing need for respected voices of dissent. And, he’s even managing to pull off the goofy stunts that people on Twitter pretend to laugh about. Can you believe he...
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Lucy Burdge
June 26, 2018 - 6:32 am
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Washington at Tampa Bay, 12 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (FS1) MLB: LA Angels at Boston, 7:10...
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Alex Reimer
October 18, 2017 - 12:20 pm
A plethora of professional athletes showed support for Celtics forward Gordon Hayward after he fractured his ankle during the first few minutes of the NBA opener Tuesday. But perhaps the most meaningful message, at least symbolically, came from someone who played in his last NBA game nearly 50...
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Alex Reimer
September 26, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Bill Russell is kneeling to support his NFL brethren. An unverified Twitter account posted a picture Monday night of the 11-time champion and five-time MVP kneeling while wearing his Presidential Medal of Freedom. The captain says, “Proud to take a knee, and to stand tall against social injustice...
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Alex Reimer
August 09, 2017 - 11:53 am
Bill Russell’s resume might be the most impressive in professional sports history. He’s perhaps the greatest winner of all-time, taking home 11 NBA championships, two NCAA titles and an Olympic gold medal. In addition, Russell was a five-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star. The Celtics center...
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