Boston Celtics great Bill Russell 11 time NBA champion dies at 88

Bill Russell, the lynchpin of the Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 titles total and eight consecutive championships,

passed away on Sunday. At age 88, the Hall of Famer.

Bill's awareness of the struggle was what made his life more illuminating.

From refusing to attend an exhibition game in 1961 to expose long-tolerated discrimination,

Bill's numerous friends and family members, including his wife Jeannine, much appreciate your prayers.

In Monroe, Louisiana, on February 12, 1934, William Felton Russell was born.

He led the Celtics to the NBA Finals 12 times during his 13 years in Boston, where they won the title 11 times.