Mike Lupica: Bill Russell was everything we could ever want an athlete to be

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New York Daily News

We will all talk today about the winning Bill Russell did in basketball, because he is the greatest winner team sports in America has ever produced. We will talk, and rightly so, righteously so, about back-to-back NCAA championships the tall, skinny kid from McClymonds High in Oakland won at the University of San Francisco, and the gold medal he won for his country in the Olympics, and then the 11 NBA championships he won with the Celtics in 13 years, the last two as a player/coach, which means a Black coach in Boston in the 1960s. Of course we will talk about the 10-0 record he had in the Gam…

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