Спортният свят се сбогува с легендата Бил Ръсел. 11-кратният шампион в НБА с Бостън си отиде от този свят на 88-годишна възраст.
Спортисти, отбори и организации благодариха на Бил Ръсел за приноса му към играта на и извън терена. Комисарят на лигата Адам Силвър го определи като „шампион на всички отборни спортове„.
Ето и част от реакциите на спортисти, клубове и организации в социалните мрежи:
— FIBA (@FIBA) July 31, 2022
Legends are forever.
RIP Bill Russell, truly a titan of our game. pic.twitter.com/EKpLABwzmT
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 31, 2022
The definition of champion, on and off the court. Thank you for everything, Bill. pic.twitter.com/tB5nLoslSF
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 31, 2022
Thanku for being a trailblazer , pioneer Thanku for setting the bar , for ur kind words of wisdom, Thanku for that great laugh u had . I can go on all day about what u meant to me . Today is a sad day for the NBA family u will be forever missed #6
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 31, 2022
Rest in peace, Bill Russell https://t.co/RaT6uMPf5g
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 31, 2022
R.I.P to the legend Bill Russell. 🤴🏿💫
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) July 31, 2022
11 NBA championships as a player, 2 more as head coach, 5 NBA MVP's, 12 NBA All-Star appearances, an Olympic gold medal and the American Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Rest in peace, Bill Russell 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ll9D5nmlob
— Maccabi Tel Aviv BC (@MaccabitlvBC) July 31, 2022
— BC Zalgiris Kaunas (@bczalgiris) July 31, 2022
DEP, Bill Russell 😔
Nuestras condolencias a la familia de los Celtics y a todos sus familiares y amigos. https://t.co/sScL9jJRlc
— Valencia Basket Club (@valenciabasket) July 31, 2022
— Fenerbahçe Beko (@FBBasketbol) July 31, 2022
We are deeply saddened upon hearing the passing of Bill Russell, one of the legendary names of basketball.
We would like to express our condolences and deepest sympathies to his family and basketball community. pic.twitter.com/rrUf1oXUKJ
— Anadolu Efes SK (@AnadoluEfesSK) July 31, 2022
RIP Bill Russell #Legend
— Reggie Jackson (@Reggie_Jackson) July 31, 2022
Bill Russell was my idol. I looked up to him on the court and off. His success on the court was undeniable; he was dominate and great, winning 11 NBA championships. Off the court, Bill Russell paved the way for guys like me. pic.twitter.com/ZMIrEx8Tne
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 31, 2022
Rest in peace Bill Russell you were everything we all aspired to be, your winning spirit will live forever my friend. Thank you for your words of wisdom. pic.twitter.com/rBjFS6nhzW
— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) July 31, 2022
Rest In Peace 🕊thank you for paving the way and inspiring so many Today is a sad day but also great day to celebrate his legacy and what he stood for 💚 pic.twitter.com/kvDaIsjpGG
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) July 31, 2022
This is a teary-eyed Sunday knowing that we lost a legendary human being @RealBillRussell His dedication to civil-rights, human-rights and the sport of basketball puts him beyond legendary status. That smile will be missed. pic.twitter.com/fmZSmFVkqp
— Robert Horry (@RKHorry) July 31, 2022
The world lost a legend with the passing of Bill Russell. His impact on basketball and society will not be forgotten. He handled every adversity with dignity and grace, and walked away a champion. My condolences to his family and those blessed enough to call him a friend.
— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) July 31, 2022
One of the most dominant players in @NBA History. An 11 times NBA Champion and one of the best to have ever done it.
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 31, 2022
— Jeanie Buss (@JeanieBuss) July 31, 2022
Thank you for everything! R.I.P Legend 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/tn2iGsArav
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) July 31, 2022
RIP to the Legend Bill Russell
— James Harden (@JHarden13) July 31, 2022