Bill Russel’s Career: When did the Boston Celtics Legend Retire?

The legendary basketball player William Felton Russell (February 12, 1934 - July 31, 2022) made his mark on the NBA through his outstanding performance.
 In addition to playing for the Boston Celtics as a center, he was also a civil rights activist.
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As a result of Russell's death in July, the NBA announced it would permanently retire his No. 6 jersey.

Russell made a series of outstanding achievements throughout his career. He won 11 NBA championships in 13 seasons (1957, 1959-66, and 1968-69).

Bill Russell announced his retirement from professional basketball on June 30, 1969. 

The 6’10” center led the Boston Celtics to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on May 5, 1969.

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