One of the greatest to ever grace a basketball court has passed.
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88, his family announced Sunday morning.
During Russell’s absolutely dominant 13 seasons in Boston, he won 11 championships, still the most ever won by a single NBA player over the course of a career. He won 5 MVP awards and averaged 22.5 rebounds per game.
“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,” his family said in a statement breaking the news.