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RIP Bill Russell


RIP Bill Russell, the greatest Celtic ever and the best winner in sports history

As player:

11× NBA champion (1957, 1959–1966, 1968, 1969)

5× NBA Most Valuable Player (1958, 1961–1963, 1965)

12× NBA All-Star (1958–1969)

NBA All-Star Game MVP (1963)

3× All-NBA First Team (1959, 1963, 1965)

8× All-NBA Second Team (1958, 1960–1962, 1964, 1966–1968)

NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969)

4× NBA rebounding champion (1958, 1959, 1964, 1965)

NBA Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)

NBA anniversary team (25th, 35th, 50th, 75th)

No. 6 retired by Boston Celtics

2× NCAA champion (1955, 1956)

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1955)

UPI College Player of the Year (1956)

2× Helms Player of the Year (1955, 1956)

2× Consensus first-team All-American (1955, 1956)

WCC Player of the Year (1956)

No. 6 retired by San Francisco Dons

Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011)

As coach:

2× NBA champion (1968, 1969)


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