An American professional basketball player William Felton Russell has passed away.
Born on February 12, 1934, in West Monroe, Louisiana, United States, Bill played as a center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.
He was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a 12-time NBA All-Star. During his 13-year career, Bill was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty that won 11 NBA championships.
Bill and Henri Richard of the National Hockey League are tied for the record of the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league.
He led the San Francisco Dons to two consecutive NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956, and he captained the gold-medal winning U.S. national basketball team at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Russell is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Bill Russell passed away at his Mercer Island, Washington, home on July 31, 2022, at the age of 88.
Bill Russell Children: Jacob Russell, Karen Russell, William Russell Jr.
Bill Russell had three children; two sons and a daughter.
Jacob Russell And William Russell Jr.
Jacob Russell and William Russell Jr. are the sons of the late American professional basketball player, William Felton Russell.
A little is known about Jacob Russell and William Russell Jr.
Karen Russell is the daughter of William Russell. She was born in 1962, making her 60 years in 2022.
Rose Swisher is their mother. Their parents got married in 1956 and divorced in 1973.