Breaking: Bill Russell rushed to the hospital (Update: He's back home fine and joking)

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is in the hospital in Washington state dealing with some apparent heart issues ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... an ambulance was called to Russell's home in the Seattle area Friday night, and the 84-year-old Celtics legend was rushed to a nearby hospital.
We're told Bill was having heart trouble and shortness of breath ... and is still hospitalized. We've reached out to get an update on his condition.

Praying for Bill and his family. We'll keep you updated.


Glad to hear it was something minor. And how about the @celticslife shout out?!