Bill Russell Has Passed Away at 88
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:12 am    Post subject: Bill Russell Has Passed Away at 88

Legend.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:15 am    Post subject:

OH NO!

RIP absolute Legend
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Bill Russell Has Passed Away at 88

ocho wrote:
Legend.




Most definitely !
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:19 am    Post subject:

Why is this on the Lakers Lounge? I mean RIP but that's the first thing I noticed.

I just watched the 30 for 30 on the Lakers/Celtics trilogy if you haven't seen it I highly recommend.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:22 am    Post subject:

RIP Mr. Russell
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:31 am    Post subject:

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Why is this on the Lakers Lounge? I mean RIP but that's the first thing I noticed.

I just watched the 30 for 30 on the Lakers/Celtics trilogy if you haven't seen it I highly recommend.


Probably because the General NBA discussion is lightly visited and its more relevant than off topic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:36 am    Post subject:

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Why is this on the Lakers Lounge? I mean RIP but that's the first thing I noticed.

I just watched the 30 for 30 on the Lakers/Celtics trilogy if you haven't seen it I highly recommend.


Probably because the General NBA discussion is lightly visited and its more relevant than off topic.


Yep, going to the General section is like being at a dinner party and then excusing yourself to start a conversation with yourself in a bathroom.

RIP to one of the greats. Wish I had been old enough to see him play.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:36 am    Post subject:

Farewell to an absolute legend. One of my all time favorites on and off the court. RIP
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:45 am    Post subject:

Felt like he would be around forever. This kind of caught me off guard.

I always think of three things when I think of him. Not in any particular order:

- Winning.
- Civil rights.
- His relationship with Kobe.

One of a kind legend.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:49 am    Post subject:

27-2 in playoff series.

10-0 in Game 7s.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:52 am    Post subject:

The only member of the Green Puke I can respect....this is a tough one for sure but let's honor Russel's legacy and celebrate the life and career of the NBA's first dominant big man.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:13 am    Post subject:

RIP
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:20 am    Post subject:

His legacy as a winner is unmatched in American pro sports and he certainly was never afraid to speak his mind....long before that became fashionable.

Nothing but respect for Bill Russell, the pride of Oakland and USF before joining the Celtics. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:27 am    Post subject:

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27-2 in playoff series.

10-0 in Game 7s.


Along with two NCAA Championships and an Olympic Gold Medal.

That is an unbelievable record of winning.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:27 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:27 am    Post subject:

RIP to a legend. Eleven titles will never again be matched by a player.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:28 am    Post subject:

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The definition of champion, on and off the court. Thank you for everything, Bill.

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Bill Russell was a treasure as a player, coach and especially as a human being. @Lakers and @celtics fans can agree on this today.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:46 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:50 am    Post subject:

I was surprised to see he was 88. For some reason I imagined he was 130 or some other biblical age. He just seemed like a timeless guy who was born by being carved out of granite.

I'm not sure if there is another figure in sports history who has had such a level of team success. You can only celebrate his legacy of achievement and sports excellent. RIP, Mr Russell.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:00 am    Post subject:

activeverb wrote:
I was surprised to see he was 88. For some reason I imagined he was 130 or some other biblical age. He just seemed like a timeless guy who was born by being carved out of granite.

I'm not sure if there is another figure in sports history who has had such a level of team success. You can only celebrate his legacy of achievement and sports excellent. RIP, Mr Russell.


Kareem is awfully close but yeah there's no other figure.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:33 am    Post subject:

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I was surprised to see he was 88. For some reason I imagined he was 130 or some other biblical age. He just seemed like a timeless guy who was born by being carved out of granite.

I'm not sure if there is another figure in sports history who has had such a level of team success. You can only celebrate his legacy of achievement and sports excellent. RIP, Mr Russell.


Kareem is awfully close but yeah there's no other figure.


Kareem is supreme when u consider High School, College and NBA
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:40 pm    Post subject:

An absolute legend.

But not just as a basketball player, but as a human being as well. The world lost a great man today. RIP Bill Russell.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:54 pm    Post subject:

As folks continue to debate who the GOAT is, in the NBA….is it Jordan, Lebron, Kareem, etc., let’s never forget Bill Russell. Though he was not a scoring machine, he was arguably the greatest defensive player of all time. I think that makes him just as great as the great scorers.

Some love scorers, some like defense.

Let’s not forget his resume because NO ONE, not Jordan, not Kareem, not Lebron, not Wilt, not Magic, can stack up against this career.

‘55: NCAA champ
‘56: NCAA champ, Olympic gold
‘57: NBA champ
‘58: NBA MVP
‘59: NBA champ
‘60: NBA champ
‘61: NBA champ, MVP
‘62: NBA champ, MVP
‘63: NBA champ, MVP
‘64: NBA champ
‘65: NBA champ, MVP
‘66: NBA champ
‘67:
‘68: NBA champ
‘69: NBA champ

RIP, Bill Russell.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:55 pm    Post subject:

A Legend: On and Off the court! My deep respect for Russell predates my deep dislike of the chowderheads!

The accolades are immense, but what impressed me was his smile, his genuine humble demeanor, his activism delivered with and yielding respect, and of course, what he was able to do in beantown: the first black coach in the league!

RIP Sir! We throw around the words, "Goat" and "Legend" too often: in my mind, you're it!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:58 pm    Post subject:

Basketball Fan wrote:
Why is this on the Lakers Lounge? I mean RIP but that's the first thing I noticed.

I just watched the 30 for 30 on the Lakers/Celtics trilogy if you haven't seen it I highly recommend.


Because it's appropriate to show respect to fellow champions who also happen to be global icons even if they played for our rival.

The Celtics mourned Kobe and the Lakers will mourn Bill...and on LG, the Lounge is the most appropriate place to do so for greatness.
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