Where is Bill Russell from?

Bill Russell, born William Felton Russell, was an American basketball player who was the first exceptional defensive centre in NBA history

Bill Russell is one of the sport's most recognizable figures.

In his 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, he won 11 NBA championships and became the league's first African American coach.

Russell could easily have never picked up a basketball, let alone become one of the sport's all-time greats.

He was born in a little town in Louisiana. Russell's father relocated the family to Oakland, California, when he was eight years old.

Russell, while no giant, was tall enough to make his high school squad solely on his height.

It was a revelation that would revolutionise not only his life, but also basketball in the long run.

Russell had an instant impact. In his debut season, the Celtics won a championship, and he became the league's first African American superstar.

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