Bill Russell

Former NBA player Mike Woodson agrees with the Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson – every team in the league should ‘absolutely’ retire #6 in honor of Bill Russell … telling TMZ Sports the Boston Celtics legend ‘was the s**t.’

“Absolutely. Absolutely,” Woodson said. “That man set the stage for a lot of the players today. For me, a lot of the players before me. Bill Russell was the s**t. I don’t care how you cut it.”

“At the end of the day, you look what he’s done in his career, and … it’s unbelievable,” he added. “That’s all you can say. So, Magic’s not far off. What he’s pushing for, the league should want to do that for him.”

“The players should want to do it because again, he set the stage.”