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Bill Russell, Boston Celtics NBA Hall of Fame Star, Dies at 88

  • Player won 11 championships in his 13 years with the team
  • A college and high school champ, he also won Olympic gold
Bill Russell
Bill RussellPhotographer: Dick Raphael/NBAE/Getty Images

Bill Russell, whose defensive prowess as a center made him the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics basketball dynasty in the 1950s and 1960s, has died. He was 88. 

He died on Sunday, according to social media posts by his family that didn’t reveal a cause, the Associated Press reported.