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Fans take to twitter to wish Bill Russell happy 80th birthday

Feb 12, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

The Boston Celtics are not the Boston Celtics without Bill Russell.

He was a great player, a civil rights activist and a guy who changed the NBA and more importantly had a hand in changing the nation.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, is also his 80th birthday. Fans

And just in case you need a reminder of his greatness:

  1. 1heatedtoombrayduh - Feb 12, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    I love him and his legacy and what he means to basketball, but i thought he was at least 90 something by now lol

  2. antistratfordian - Feb 12, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    I’ll take to PBT to wish Russell a happy birthday. Happy Birthday, William Russell!

    He’s been the #2 Russell in Seattle recently, but today he’s #1!

  3. therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 12, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Happy Birthday to the greatest winner in the history of professional team sports.

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