Bill Russell dies at 88: Stephen Curry, Charles Barkley among those reacting to Boston Celtics icon’s death

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Bill Russell, one of the most important and accomplished athletes in history, died on Sunday at the age of 88 with his wife Janine by his side, his family announced. Russell won 11 NBA championships during a 13-year career with the Boston Celtics, including eight straight — the last two of which he served as Boston’s head coach in addition to playing.

There is almost no way to measure the impact Russell had on not only the sport but society as a whole during his career, and he continued to make that impact throughout his life as one of the most socially conscious and active athletes. placed that we have ever seen. It’s a loss that’s being felt deeply around the world, especially among current and former Celtics and the NBA community at large.

Below is a small collection of ideas that people have been offering on Twitter, starting with a statement from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.