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Yesterday legendary Bill Russell passed away at age 88. One of the most iconic people in basketball impacted many players that came after him. Former NBA star Jamal Crawford is among them.

“Our friendship has grown over the past few years. It went from a friendship to mentorship for me to be able to reach and ask him questions,” Crawford said, via Landon Buford.

“He used to come The CrawsOver Pro-Am every summer. When Kyrie Irving used come here to workout for a month. I used have secret workouts and have Mr. Russell come and he would sit around giving wisdom and knowledge.”

According to Crawford, the 11-time NBA champion showed how to be a fearless leader and that is something that people can learn from him.