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25 best NCAA Tournament teams of all time

With the 2017 NCAA Tournament around the corner, Gonzaga has an opportunity to go undefeated for the season and join some of the greatest tournament teams of all time. That list includes some of John Wooden's best UCLA squads, Bob Knight's undefeated Hoosiers and more.
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Best college basketball player from every state (all time)

Basketball hotbeds like Indiana, North Carolina and California have produced some of the game's best players, but all 50 states have featured tremendous talents over the years. Who's the best college basketball player from Arizona? Nevada? What about Montana? Let's explore the best players whose hometowns are in each state.
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sustained Excellence: 82 Games, an NBA “Tradition”

“Sustained Excellence” is a periodic series looking back at the 50th anniversary of Bill Russell’s coaching debut season, and at the Celtic dynasty in general.According to Tevye, there’s only one reason a Fiddler on the Roof doesn’t lose his balance while trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune … Tradition!Though it’s gone largely unnoticed, the National Basketball...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago

Bill Russell crashes Russell Westbrook's 'Stats' commercial with NBA history lesson

If Russell Westbrook wants to teach advanced basketball analytics, he first has to learn more lessons from the master.Foot Locker and Jordan Brand on Tuesday released a new commercial, in which the Oklahoma City Thunder introduces the world to some of his favorite “stats.” Amid his MVP-caliber season, NBA fans certainly are keen to learn about Westbrook’s Vine-saving, neglect...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Russell Shares Touching Remarks For ‘Friend’ Muhammad Ali’s Death

Muhammad Ali’s death resonated with many of us throughout the weekend, but it perhaps struck a bigger chord with his longtime friend, Bill Russell. Ali and Russell dominated the sports landscape in the 1960s and were key figures in the Civil Rights Movement, as well. So it’s no surprise that the two legendary athletes established a strong bond over the years. The Boston Celtics...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Showstopper: Bill Russell created the best ending to an NBA playing career

On the night Kobe Bryant plays his last NBA game, keep in mind that Bill Russell engineered the best farewell of any especially great NBA player. It is an art, orchestrating the perfect NBA walk-off. Being able to create the perfect exit from an all-time career requires an exquisite sense of timing, but the attempt also needs a team good enough to make the magic moment come alive...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Bill Russell Legacy Project’ Statues Unveiled At Boston’s City Hall (Photos)

BOSTON — There’s little debating that Bill Russell is one of the most accomplished NBA players of all time. His contributions — 11 NBA titles, 12 All-Star selections — are too plenty to mention. But the Boston Celtics legend’s legacy extends far beyond the court. Almost two years ago to the day, a crowd gathered around under overcast, rainy skies to witness Russell...
Via NESN.com
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Howard brought loaded gun to airport, won’t be charged

Many a center today draws inspiration from the great Bill Russell, one of the most dominant big men in National Basketball Association history. However, that inspiration should probably only apply to on-court greatness. You know, rebounding, outlet passes, rim protection, jump hooks, unselfishness, intangibles, winning team basketball. And the like. It definitely shouldn’t extend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Russell’s Uncanny Winning Ability Only Part Of His Greatness (Photos)

There’s more to Bill Russell than just his eye-popping career statistics and 11 NBA championships. Yes, the Boston Celtics legend was an absolute freak of nature on the basketball court, but his off-court life wasn’t without its challenges. Russell was the victim of a significant amount of racism throughout his playing days. This resulted in his resentment toward not only the...
Via NESN.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell 'doing OK' after collapsing at event on Thursday

Bill Russell reportedly collapsed during a speaking engagement in Lake Tahoe this morning. According to reports, he is doing well and will likely fly out tonight.The initial eye witness report appears to have been confirmed by Scott Isaacs, executive producer at WCVBVery scary stuff. We'll keep you posted as soon as more information is available.
Via Celtics Life
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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