NBA To Retire Bill Russell's No. 6 Leaguewide

By Conway Crew

August 12, 2022

The NBA will be honoring the late, great Bill Russell by retiring his number leaguewide.

  • Russell's No. 6 will be retired by all 30 teams, starting this season. He's the first NBA player ever to be honored in such a fashion.
  • In addition, NBA players will wear a special commemorative patch honoring Russell, and a special logo will be painted on the sideline of every NBA court.
  • Commissioner Adam Silver said retiring No. 6 "ensures that Bill's transcendent career will always be recognized".
  • Russell died July 31st at the age of 88.
  • Are there any other NBA players who deserve to have their number retired by the league?
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