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?
The life and legacy of 11-time NBA champion and civil rights pioneer Bill Russell will be honored by retiring his uniform number, 6, throughout the league. The iconic Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer will be the first player to have his number retired across the NBA. pic.twitter.com/OSVx02bQDl— NBA (@NBA) August 11, 2022