Bill Russell, NBA legend with 11 titles, is dead

Bill Russell, NBA legend with 11 titles, is dead

Bill Russell also became the first African-American coach in major American sports leagues.

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He was having fun not having enough fingers to put on all his NBA championship rings. American basketball and Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell died on Sunday July 31 at the age of 88, his family announced. Eleven times champion of the prestigious American league between 1957 and 1969he was also crowned best player in the NBA five times, and won Olympic gold in 1956 with the selection of the United States.

“Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully (…) with his wife Jeannine at his bedside”said his family on social networks.

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