NBA to retire pioneer Russell's jersey throughout league

11/8/2022 10:38:00 PM

NBA to retire pioneer Russell's jersey throughout league

NBA to retire pioneer Russell's jersey throughout league

The National Basketball Association (NBA) will retire the number 6 jersey worn by Boston Celtics great and civil rights icon Bill Russell, who died late last month, the league said on Thursday. An 11-time NBA champion and the league's first Black coach, Russell is the first player to have his number retir

LinkedIn The National Basketball Association (NBA) will retire the number 6 jersey worn by Boston Celtics great and civil rights icon Bill Russell, who died late last month, the league said on Thursday.0 Engagements NEW YORK (AFP) - A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals, his last title victory, is set to be auctioned off in September for up to US$5 million (S$6.one with,"Find someone that cares for you as much as this man cares for Singapore.0 Engagements NEW YORK (AFP) - A jersey worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals, his last title victory, is set to be auctioned off in September for up to US$5 million (S$6.

An 11-time NBA champion and the league's first Black coach, Russell is the first player to have his number retired across all teams in the NBA."Bill Russell’s unparalleled success on the court and pioneering civil rights activism deserve to be honored in a unique and historic way," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.The iconic red Chicago Bulls jersey, with Jordan's No."Permanently retiring his No."Azuan Tan is our passionate volunteer always assisting the families at rental blocks," he added.6 across every NBA team ensures that Bill’s transcendent career will always be recognized.Most of Jordan's NBA Finals jerseys remain in private hands, according to Sotheby's, although he has donated one to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture." A superstar in the 1950s and 1960s, Russell was selected as an All-Star a dozen times in his 13 years with the Celtics, where he became one of sport's leading voices for civil rights and social justice in the United States.Jordan, now 59, spent the bulk of his basketball career with the Bulls, with whom he won all six of his titles, but came out of retirement in 2001 to play two seasons with the Washington Wizards.

The Celtics had previously retired his jersey in 1972.His final season with the Bulls was detailed in the ESPN/Netflix documentary"The Last Dance" released in 2020.When asked if he cries during the anthem when it is played at school daily, the teacher laughed and said,"Definitely not."Bill’s actions on and off the court throughout the course of his life helped to shape generations of players for the better and for that we are forever grateful," National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Executive Director Tamika Tremaglio said in a statement.Source: Reuters..

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