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Bill Russell’s Quietly Defiant Life

Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlin/thesportingblog.com

He outlived his rivals, teammates and the racism and hatred of the city where he played but did not represent.

They retired his number after practice. At the old Boston Garden, where the player who wore number six played for 13 years and redefined the NBA and won 11 championships during that span, where the crowds would cheer him and his teammates as they would beat the St. Louis Hawks, Philadelphia…

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Purveyor of Truth and Facts. Boarding school survivor. World traveler. Lifelong Detroiter. Loves good TV, movies, sports and friends and family. Mostly.