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Twitter Pays Tribute to Boston Celtics Pioneer Bill Russell

Bill Russell 

Bill Russell 

Photographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images 

Bill Russell, who won 11 National Basketball Association titles in 13 years with the Boston Celtics spanning the 1950s and 1960s, has died. He was 88.

Russell won more titles than any other professional basketball player in the US, was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 1975 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.