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  1. Celtics legend Bill Russell describes his surgery, recovery

    Sep 13, 2012, 4:43 PM EST

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    We’ve been getting bits and pieces of the reports about Bill Russell having heart surgery and his recovery, but there were not many details. But in a Q&A with NBA.com Russell was up front about what happened, the surgery he had three weeks ago and he made it sound like it was no big deal……

  2. Report: Bill Russell doing well following heart procedures

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:46 AM EST

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    We reported a few days ago that Celtics icon Bill Russell had undergone a couple of heart procedures, which had kept him resting in his Seattle area home rather than attending charity events. We didn’t know much else. An updated report says Russell is doing well and could be back in Boston for events next…

  3. Celtics icon Bill Russell had a couple recent heart procedures

    Sep 10, 2012, 5:05 PM EST

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    We don’t have a lot of details here, all we can do is hope for the best. Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was not at a youth charity golf event in Long Island last weekend — an event to which he has deep personal ties as one of the founders of the MENTOR organization. Now…

  4. Who are the best left handers in the history of the NBA?

    Aug 17, 2012, 3:25 PM EST

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    In the NBA, left handers throw guys off. You have to close out on shooters differently, you need to expect different moves in the post, they want their passes in slightly different locations. You need to be able to do certain things with both hands to really thrive in the NBA, but we all have…

  5. Bill Russell’s offense was better than you think

    Nov 17, 2011, 1:37 PM EST

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    Bill Russell gets named among the very best centers ever to play the game because he could defend and rebound as well or better than anyone in his generation. He gets mentioned because he’s got 11 championship rings and anchored a dominant Celtics team. But he was better on offense than you think. In a…

  6. NBA Lockout: LeBron James and the kingdom ruled by knights

    Oct 30, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

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    In 1964, the players for the NBA All-Star Game refused to leave the locker room at the famed Boston Gardens. The game was going to be televised, a huge step forward for the league, and the players knew this was their best chance at getting the owners by their tender parts. They refused to walk…

  7. Celtics legend Bill Russell joins lawsuit against the NCAA

    Oct 6, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Of all the areas from which the NCAA is under attack, a lawsuit accusing the organization from benefiting from the likenesses and images of players without compensating them is maybe the most dangerous one. And the suit is spot on. You can buy historic videos of NCAA hoops games, but the players don’t ever see…

  8. Video: The latest NBA 2K12 trailer makes us long for hoops

    Sep 7, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

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    The game may not have the rookies, but it will have the legends and damn, it looks good. Below is the latest trailer for NBA 2K12 and… WOW. It looks good. Just like the last one. It makes me pumped for the game. It makes me pumped for the upcoming season…. oh yea. They need…

  9. NBA 2K12 releases names of legends in the game

    Aug 19, 2011, 2:36 PM EST

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    With the lockout likely to muck up the season, NBA 2K12 made a smart move — this year’s game is going to have legends of basketball that you can unlock and play. We knew a few of them — Michael Jordan was back from last season, with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Three names aimed…

  10. Bill Russell statue to be at City Hall in Boston

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:19 PM EST

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Bill Russell was not just a guy who won the respect of players on his way to 11 NBA titles. He won the respect of a city not known for accepting black people at the time. He changed the NBA, and he changed Boston. For that reason, it is fitting that the location for an…

  11. Celtics to fittingly honor Bill Russell with statue

    May 4, 2011, 4:11 PM EST

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    It only seems fitting. Long discussed plans for a Bill Russell statue in Boston are going to become a reality, tweets Jessica Camerato of CSN New England. It will be designed by a local artist Russell on statue: “I am uncomfortable w honors such as this but my yrs as Capt. of the BOS Celtics…

  12. Others in praise of Bill Russell

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:55 AM EST

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Bill Russell is a legend. A legend in a way we so rarely see athletes be anymore — a powerful force off the court for his beliefs as well as on it. Today taking a stand might get in the way of endorsement deals, so most players (particularly elite ones) steer clear of controversial topics.…

  13. Video: Watch Bill Russell get the Medal of Freedom

    Feb 15, 2011, 8:53 PM EST

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Celtics legend Bill Russell was given Medal of Freedom today at the White House by President Barack Obama. Here is what Obama had to say about Russell: “Bill Russell, the man, is someone who stood up for the rights and dignity of all men. He marched with King; he stood by Ali. When a restaurant…

  14. Celtics great Russell given Medal of Freedom

    Nov 17, 2010, 5:29 PM EST

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    Celtics legend Bill Russell, who won 11 championships in 13 seasons and is almost universally regarded as the best defensive player of all time, was named one of the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Other recipients of the award this year include former president George W. Bush, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Stan…

  15. LeBron, Wade, 'Melo play with president Obama for wounded troops

    Aug 8, 2010, 7:48 PM EST

    Turns out there is one other person who can put together a superteam besides Pat Riley. President Barack Obama summoned some of the biggest stars in the NBA to play a special game for wounded troops, according to the Associated press. Playing were LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony as well as legends Bill Russell…

  16. Legendary Lakers/Celtics Game 7s: 1969, when the balloons never dropped but Don Nelson's shot did

    Jun 17, 2010, 11:11 AM EST

    This is awesome, mostly because of the fantastic background music, the kind of tune usually reserved for 1970s porn movies. Not that we have seen any of those, it’s just what we were told. Moving on. We talked about this legendary game yesterday. The highlights don’t get into the balloons hanging from the rafters, but…

  17. You can bet the Lakers won't hang balloons in the rafters like they did in 1969

    Jun 16, 2010, 1:03 PM EST

    See if this sounds familiar: The Lakers are the glamour team, the team with the huge stars in the prime of their career. The Lakers have steamrolled the West on their way to the finals and were the betting favorites. The Celtics have some name players too, but they were injured and generally considered too…

  18. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtic: Bill Russell, Magic Johnson talk Lakers/Celtics hate

    Jun 1, 2010, 10:58 AM EST

    You don’t need to go to Lakers or Celtics blogs to find out that Lakers and Celtics hate each other. Take it from the words of the participants.

  19. Bill Russell talks to U.S. World Cup soccer team

    May 25, 2010, 11:36 AM EST

    Basketball is a sport America dominates on the global stage. Soccer, not so much. But this year’s American team enters the World Cup with high hopes — a soft group draw makes the chance to advance out of group play very possible. Thing is, in soccer, America is still learning how to win at the…

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