The all-time famous William Felton Russell was an American professional basketball player who played as a center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969.
Bill Russell, an NBA legend who led the Boston Celtics to a record 11 championships and is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, died on Sunday. He was 88. Russell’s family announced his death in a statement, saying he died peacefully with his wife Jeannine by his side.
How many rings does Bill Russell have as a player?
Bill Russell has won 11 rings in 13 seasons in the NBA as a player for the Boston Celtics. here are the years he won all the rings 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1969.
Did Bill Russell sell his rings?
His first championship ring sold for $705,000. His 1956 Olympic gold medal went for $587,500. Among the other notable items auctioned, Russell’s final Celtics uniform, his five MVP trophies, and his first NBA championship ring all were sold, totaling $3.13 million combined.
Did Shaq buy Bill Russell rings?
Unfortunately for Shaq, only two of Russell’s championship rings are up for auction his first and his last but he could bid on the other commemorative rings. Shaq managed to buy nine rings.