The sports world lost a true legend this week, as former Boston Celtics center Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88. A trailblazer, Russell’s legacy stands as one of the most impactful athletes on and off the court.
In honor of the man himself, here are the top-five accomplishments of Russell’s Hall of Fame career.
5) NCAA Dominance
For all Russell achieved at the NBA level, it is easy to overlook what was truly a dominant college career. Russell led the University of San Francisco to two NCAA Championships, a stretch that included a stunning 55 consecutive victories.