Very sad news about the passing of 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell († 88) has been circulating in the basketball world recently. Following his death, the iconic player received huge accolades from the NBA overseas.
The basketball world already respects its legend The number on his jersey will always be the vyradené of the entire leagueThis is the first time the NBA has taken such a step, but even the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant have yet to receive similar honors.
Bill Russell passed away in late July 2022 at the age of 88. He was named the most useful player five times and won 11 league titles in the world’s most prestigious game of basketball.
“Bill Russell’s unparalleled achievements in the field and his pioneering activities in civil rights deserve to be honored in a unique and historic way,” Introduced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
“The permanent removal of his No. 6 player from all NBA teams will ensure that Beal’s extraordinary career will always be recognized,” Add to.
The Boston Celtics legend will pay tribute to all active players who put a memorable print on next season’s jerseys.And, on every basketball court in the NBA A square logo with the number 6 will be placed on the sideline. The foursome are Boston’s fundamental icon, and Russell plays for it.
The life and legacy of 11-time NBA champion and civil rights pioneer Bill Russell will be honored by retiring his No. 6 jersey across the league. The iconic Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer will become the first player to be retired from the entire NBA. pic.twitter.com/OSVx02bQDl
—NBA (@NBA) August 11, 2022