NBA announces Bill Russell’s #6 will be retired league wide

Congrats to the greatest winner and arguably greatest NBA player of all time Bill Russell. Today the NBA announced that Bill Russell will be honored like no other player in the league's history by retiring the #6 league wide. Russell who passed away this summer joins Jackie Robinson from Major League Baseball as players to have their numbers retired league wide. Both greats received the honor not only for their athletic accomplishments, but their groundbreaking accolades as men and civil rights leaders.