NBA (svet) se oprašta od Bila Rasela
NBA ligu je prodrmala vest o smrti njenog najodlikovanijeg igrača Bila Rasela koji je tokom karijere istu osvojio u čak 11 navrata.DĐIzvor: B92
Stoga i ne čudi želja velikog broja aktuelnih ili bivših igrača, franšiza, kao i mnogih drugih da se na javan način oproste od njega.
Među njima su sadašnje zvezde Seltiksa Džejson Tejtum i Džejlen Braun, kao i nekadašnje u vidu Ajzee Tomasa, ali i onih starijih poput Pola Pirsa.
Thank you for everything! R.I.P Legend 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/tn2iGsArav— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) July 31, 2022
Rest In Peace 🕊thank you for paving the way and inspiring so many Today is a sad day but also great day to celebrate his legacy and what he stood for 💚 pic.twitter.com/kvDaIsjpGG— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) July 31, 2022
Rest in peace Bill Russell you were everything we all aspired to be, your winning spirit will live forever my friend. Thank you for your words of wisdom. pic.twitter.com/rBjFS6nhzW— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) July 31, 2022
Thanku for being a trailblazer , pioneer Thanku for setting the bar , for ur kind words of wisdom, Thanku for that great laugh u had . I can go on all day about what u meant to me . Today is a sad day for the NBA family u will be forever missed #6— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 31, 2022
To be the greatest champion in your sport, to revolutionize the way the game is played, and to be a societal leader all at once seems unthinkable, but that is who Bill Russell was. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/K0Ue0hKiLs— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 31, 2022
Poslednji pozdrav su uputili i akteri NBA lige koji nisu deo franšize iz Masačusetsa.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's statement regarding the passing of Bill Russell. pic.twitter.com/3BcZDnKjxK— NBA (@NBA) July 31, 2022
Rest In Peace Legend! 🙏🏽😞❤️ https://t.co/VhjGoIM8Ff— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 31, 2022
Bill Russell was my idol. I looked up to him on the court and off. His success on the court was undeniable; he was dominate and great, winning 11 NBA championships. Off the court, Bill Russell paved the way for guys like me. pic.twitter.com/ZMIrEx8Tne— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 31, 2022
The world lost a legend with the passing of Bill Russell. His impact on basketball and society will not be forgotten. He handled every adversity with dignity and grace, and walked away a champion. My condolences to his family and those blessed enough to call him a friend.— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) July 31, 2022
This is a teary-eyed Sunday knowing that we lost a legendary human being @RealBillRussell His dedication to civil-rights, human-rights and the sport of basketball puts him beyond legendary status. That smile will be missed. pic.twitter.com/fmZSmFVkqp— Robert Horry (@RKHorry) July 31, 2022
Legends are forever.
RIP Bill Russell, truly a titan of our game. pic.twitter.com/EKpLABwzmT— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 31, 2022
The definition of champion, on and off the court. Thank you for everything, Bill. pic.twitter.com/tB5nLoslSF— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 31, 2022
Tu je i legenda ženskog tenisa Bili Džin King, nekadašnji predsednik SAD Barak Obama, suvlasnica Lejkerasa Džini Bas, kao i Boston Red Soksi.
Bill Russell was a once-in-a-generation activist athlete who made all around him better. He had a career of firsts & led the way for many. I admired him my entire life & he had a huge influence on my career. He was the ultimate leader, ultimate team player & ultimate champion. pic.twitter.com/tM6C69GePz— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 31, 2022
Fenway Park honors Bill Russell with a moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/QtlvdIt70m— WEEI Red Sox Network (@SoxBooth) July 31, 2022
Today, we lost a giant.
As tall as Bill Russell stood, his legacy rises far higher—both as a player and as a person.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 31, 2022