NBA Legend Bill Russell Honored With Tribute In Boston

June 1999
Jet;06/14/99, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p51
Focuses on the tribute to National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Bill Russell, who led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA championships, at the Boston, Massachusetts FleetCenter where his jersey was re-retired.


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