Bill Russell, a Celebrated USF Alum, Civil Rights Figure and 11-Time NBA Champion, Dies at 88
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Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion who spent much of his formative years in the Bay Area and won two NCAA Tournament Championships at the University of San Francisco (USF), passed away peacefully on Sunday at 88.

Russell leaves an enormous legacy as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and a key figure in the civil rights movement.

He hardly took the typical path to sports fame. Stars like LeBron James may be defined as transcendent generational talents from an early age, but colleges paid little attention to Russell, overlooking the Oakland-based hooper, who moved to the city with his family when he was eight. He only played varsity basketball in his senior year at McClymonds High School, having spent his junior year with the JV team.

Bill Russell, a Celebrated USF Alum, Civil Rights Figure and 11-Time NBA Champion, Dies at 88

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, passes away at 88

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Bill Russell, basketball legend with record 11 NBA titles, dies at 88

मशहूर बास्केटबॉल खिलाड़ी Bill Russell का 88 साल की उम्र में निधन

NBA Legend Died: मशहूर बास्केटबॉल खिलाड़ी Bill Russell का 88 साल की उम्र में निधन

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