UPDATE 2:57 PM ET: Great news from Boston news producer Scott Isaacs:
— Scott Isaacs (@ScottIsaacs) July 17, 2014
Original article below:
We're seeing reports on Twitter that NBA legend Bill Russell collapsed on stage while giving a speech in Lake Tahoe:
Prayers for Bill Russell, he just collapsed on stage while speaking to our company. #shocked
— Christopher Martin (@cmartin4534) July 17, 2014
Martin also says Russell was conscious when he left via Ambulance:
@ESPNBoston he was conscious when he left via ambulance. That is all I know at this time. I'll let you know if I hear anything else.— Christopher Martin (@cmartin4534) July 17, 2014
We also saw this (by way of Deadspin's Barry Petchesky), but please remember that reports from Twitter should not be considered fact unless confirmed elsewhere.
Russell is conscious now. Phew!
— Noah Jackson (@Njackso7) July 17, 2014
Our thoughts go out to Mr. Russell, and hopefully this is nothing serious.
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