BILL RUSSELL Teams: Boston Celtics (1956-1969) Titles: 11 (1957, 1959-66, 1968-69) Honors: 12-time All-Star, 5-time MVP (1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965), Hall of Fame The player: The greatest champion in basketball history. Russell was the perfect teammate, with a mean streak and a hunger to win. His 11 rings say it all.
This Day In NBA History: 1975 - Bill Russell, the center who led the San Francisco Dons to two NCAA titles and the Boston Celtics to eleven NBA titles, becomes the first African American player inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com