Rare Photos of Bill Russell

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Bill Russell


Five-time MVP, 12-time All-Star and winner of 11 NBA Championships, Hall of Famer Bill Russell turned 80 years old on Feb. 12, 2014. Here are some rare photos of the perennial winner on and off the court.

Russell poses for a photo in February 1955, a month before he would lead the University of San Francisco to the first of back-to-back championships.

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