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The Great Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion, dies at age 88

Russell's family posted a message celebrating the great Boston Celtics player's life.

The Boston Globe Celtics legend Bill Russell dies at age 88

Beloved NBA legend Bill Russell has died at the age of 88, his family announced in a statement Sunday.

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, who won 11 championships in 13 seasons with the team, has died, his family announced Sunday. He was 88.

His family posted a message celebrating the life of one of the NBA's greatest-ever players.

“Bill's wife, Jeannine, and his many friends and family thank you for keeping Bill in your prayers. Perhaps you'll relive one or two of the golden moments he gave us, or recall his trademark laugh as he delighted in explaining the real story behind how those moments unfolded,” they said.

Widely considered one of the greatest players in NBA history, Russell won 11 championships in his 13 seasons with the Celtics. A five-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star, Russell cemented his status as one of the most dominant centers of all time, averaging 15.1 points and 22.5 rebounds rebounds per game over the course of his career.

HIPHOP CROWN NATION sends our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

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