Bill Russell given Jackie Robinson treatment as NBA retires No 6 jersey The NBA is permanently retiring the number worn by the 11-time league champion, civil rights activist and coach
Bill Russell: Basketball great who fought for civil rights
Russell was indomitable on and off the court and one of the most fascinating public figures to straddle sports and civil rights
Obama shares tribute to Bill Russell: "Today we lost a giant"
The 11-time NBA champion died on Sunday at the age of 88.
Reactions to the death of Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell
Reactions to the death on Sunday of Bill Russell, who won 11 championships during a Hall of Fame career spent entirely with the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics.
Bill Russell obituary
Basketball player who won a record 11 championships and was the first black star player and first black head coach in the NBA
Appreciation: Bill Russell lived a life like very few others
Bill Russell hated autographs. Saw no point to them. If he was out dining and got approached by someone asking for his signature, Russell’s usual response was to instead ask the person to join him at the table to have a conversation about life.
Bill Russell was the NBA’s king of championship rings – and far more important matters
The basketball legend, who died Sunday aged 88, was doggedly committed to using his platform to amplify his political actions, setting a template for today’s athlete activists
Bill Russell, NBA superstar and civil rights activist, dies aged 88
Bill Russell, the NBA great who anchored a dynasty that won 11 titles in 13 years and marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr, died Sunday