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Bill Russell

Bill Russell

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One of the greatest big men to ever play the game of basketball, Bill “Too Trill” Russell was a founding block of the Boston Celtics’ championship dynasty. During his career as a player, he reigned supreme as a five-time NBA MVP, a nine-time NBA champion, and a 12-time All-Star. He would later take the job as player-coach of the Celtics to replace the then-retiring Red Auerbach in 1966. After taking home two titles, he would cap his resume with a total number of 11 championships.

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