The NBA world reacts to the passing of Bill Russell


“Thank you for leading the way and inspiring so many people.”

Bill Russell and Rad Orbach share a moment. ap file photo

The basketball world lost a titan on Sunday as Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88.

Here’s the announcement:

Here are some reactions:

Paul Pierce referred to him as a “pioneer” and a “pioneer”.

Jason Tatum called him a “legend”.,

Jaylen Brown thanked him for leading the way.

Grant Williams credits him for changing the world.

Commissioner Adam Silver called him the team’s greatest champion in all sports.

Magic Johnson referred to him as his “idol”.

David Robinson thanked him for taking the lead.

Bill Simmons considered him one of the most important athletes of all time.

Robert Horry referred to it as “Tearful Sunday”.

Isiah Thomas highlights his “sense of winning”.

Isaiah Thomas also offered his condolences.

Rick Barry said that he is one of the greatest players of all time.

Trai Young honored Russell.

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