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Bigger than the game

Last week, we lost two major contributors to the sports world — Bill Russell was 88 and Vin Scully was 94. These two gentlemen gave it their all and were respected for it.

Russell was recruited by University of San Francisco. While he played there, the Dons won NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956. He would win a gold medal in the 1956 Olympics and be drafted by the Boston Celtics, beginning an epic journey of basketball success. He played 13 seasons for Boston and would win 11 NBA championships. He was a 12-time all-star and five-time league MVP. During his last three seasons, Russell served a...


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