Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, who was one of the most important and accomplished athletes in history, died on Sunday at the age of 88 with his wife Jeannine by his side, his family announced.

NBA’s all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins NBA Today to reflect on Bill Russell’s life: “[His] extraordinary contribution to the sport is one thing, and then his extraordinary contribution as an activist is something else. … Any issue, Bill was on the right side of it.”