NBA legend Bill Russell dies at 88

NBA legend Bill Russell dies at 88

Bill Russell won 11 championships with the Boston Celtics, including 8 consecutive titles

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said “Bill Russell was the greatest champion in all of team sports"

Bill Russell's death was announced on his Twitter account, saying " he passed away peacefully today at age 88, with his wife, Jeannine, by his side."

Bill Russell averaged 15.1 points and 22.5 rebounds per game for his career

Bill Russell is one of the four NBA players who has won an NBA championship, an NCAA championship and an Olympic gold medal

Bill Russell was named NBA's most valuable player five times and was a 12-time All-Star performer

Bill Russell was the soul of Boston Celtics team in the era of 1950's and 1960's

Bill Russell also led San Francisco to NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956

In 1966, Bill Russell became the first black man to coach an NBA team in the history and had a record of 162-83 with two championships

As they say ' LEGENDS NEVER DIE ',  May his soul rest in peace