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08/02/1960 Bill Russell becomes the first NBA player with 50 rebounds

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Why Bill Russell is the Most Underrated Legend of ALL TIME

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Bill Russell Explains Why (And Shows How) He Dunked over Everyone

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Bill Russell: "All the Dunking was Done By Black Guys, So They Outlawed It!"

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Bill Russell Finals MVP honor

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NBA Overtime: Bill Russell 1960

William Felton Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. He is equally notable for his rebounding abilities. He led the NBA in rebounds four times, had a dozen consecutive seasons of 1,000 or more rebounds, and remains second all-time in both total rebounds and rebounds per game. He is one of just two NBA players, the other being prominent rival Wilt Chamberlain, to have grabbed more than 50 rebounds in a game. He set this record with Boston Celtics against Syracuse Nationals.
    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Member of sportsteam 

    • Early years 

    • College years 

    • 1956 NBA draft 

    • 1956 Olympics 

    • Accomplishments and legacy 

    • Earnings 

    • Personality 

    • Russell–Chamberlain relations 

    • Racist abuse, controversy, and relationship with Boston fans