Dennis Rodman, American retired NBA power forward & wrestler. He is known for outlandish behavior on & off the court. He was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive & rebounding abilities. An NBA Hall of Famer, he led in rebounds per game for a record 7 consecutive years, & won 5 NBA championships. He also earned NBA All-Defensive First Team honors 7x & was voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2x. An alcoholic, he has had several legal problems.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots a three point basket to win the game against the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Finals Game...
Bill Russell is named player-coach by Red Auerbach for the Boston Celtics, making him the 1st African-American head coach in the NBA. As coach of the Celtics, Russell won two NBA championships in three seasons. Read more sports stories like this at: Daily Black History Facts The post April 18, 196...Bill Russell is named player-coach by Red Auerbach for the Boston Celtics, making him the 1st African-American head coach in the NBA. As coach of the Celtics, Russell won two NBA championships…
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On this day in 1957 (60 years ago), #Celtics won their first of 17 #NBA Championships and Tommy Heinsohn was Rookie of the Year that season!
Bill Russell - 11 NBA Championships, 5 time NBA MVP, NCAA 2 time Champion, won 2 NBA Championships as coach. Great character, great player, great man!! Over looked at times due to be such a great person he didn't stand out like Chamberlain, but Chamberlain wasn't able to beat Bill Russel or perform against him at his normal level He was the foundation of the Celtic organization!!
Five-time MVP, 12-time All-Star and winner of 11 NBA Championships, Hall of Famer Bill Russell poses with former Boston Celtics head coach, general manager, president and vice chairman, Hall of Famer Red Auerbach in 1999. Russell turned 82 years old on Feb. 12, 2016. (Michael O'Neill for SI)GALLERY: Rare Photos of Bill Russell