Bill Russell

Bill Russell

Birthday1934-02-12
AgeHe is 84 years old
Birth Sign Aquarius (janv. 20 - févr. 17)
EthnicityAfrican American
GenderMale
Height2.07 m
His Profession
His Parents
Bill Russell's mother's and father's name are Charles Russell and Katie Russell
Bill Russell's Children
He has 3 Children. Their names are Karen Russell and William Russell Jr. and Jacob Russell.
Alias for Bill Russell
known other names for Bill Russell
Who is Bill Russell?
William Felton "Bill" Russell is a retired professional basketball player from the United States. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969. A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a twelve-time All-Star, Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty, winning eleven NBA championships during his thirteen-year career. Along with Henri Richard of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens, Russell holds the record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Before his professional career, Russell led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA championships. He also won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of the U.S. national basketball team. Russell is widely considered one of the best players in NBA history. He was listed as between 6 ft 9 in and 6 ft 10 in, and his shot-blocking and man-to-man defense were major reasons for the Celtics' success. He also inspired his teammates to elevate their own defensive play. Russell was equally notable for his rebounding abilities.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • University of San Francisco
Receives Awards
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year - 1968
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom - 2011
  • NBA All-Defensive Team - 1969
  • NBA Most Valuable Player Award - 1965
  • All-NBA Team - 1965
  • NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award - 1963
  • NBA Most Valuable Player Award - 1963
  • All-NBA Team - 1963
  • NBA Most Valuable Player Award - 1962
  • NBA Most Valuable Player Award - 1961
Films
  • NBA: Kevin Garnett netflixbot
  • Your Best Shot netflixbot
  • College Basketball's 10 Greatest Teams netflixbot