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NBA Legend Bill Russell Passes Away at Age 88

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Bill Russell, one of the most significant figures in NBA history and an 11-time NBA champion as both a player and coach with the Boston Celtics, passed away on Sunday at the age of 88, according to his family. Jeannine was by Russell’s side as he peacefully went away.

More Than a Player

Along with his athletic accomplishments, Russell was a prominent human rights activist in athletics. He marched with Martin Luther King Jr. when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. He also stood with legendary boxer Muhammad Ali against being called up for military duty.

An Impressive Legacy

With the Celtics, Russell amassed 11 championships, including eight in a row from 1959 to 1966. He was a 12-time All-Star and a five-time NBA MVP. He was the first Black head coach to win an NBA championship while leading the Celtics to two victories.

While a lot of players and family members expressed their condolences, everyone around the league and the world are also in grief as Bill Russell served as role model for them all. The legend will surely be missed and everyone will have his great legacy, both on and off the court, to look up to.

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Jennette McCurdy Opens Up About Disagreements with Ariana Grande During Nickelodeon Days

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In a recent interview, Ariana Grande’s Sam & Cat co-star Jennette McCurdy admitted that she occasionally felt “jealous” of how the singer was treated.

The Opportunities

In her memoir, McCurdy, 30, discusses her time at Nickelodeon. She asserts that although she had to decline other jobs while working on iCarly, Grande was given permission to miss the production of Sam & Cat in order to participate in other shoots and events.

Leading Up to It

McCurdy said she quickly became ‘jealous’ and ‘pissed’ with Grande as a result of the singer being able to forego shooting in order to attend other events.

The last straw, according to McCurdy, came when her former co-star confessed she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’ house when she arrived at work. It was difficult not to compare her professional path to Grande’s.

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Fans Shocked Over The Weeknd’s Speaking Voice

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After a video of The Weeknd meeting a fan surfaced on social media, fans of the Canadian artist are in disbelief over the way he speaks. In a recent video, The Weeknd is heard asking a fan where he came from for the concert while speaking gently.

A Few Things to Mention

The 32-year-old has won three Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, 19 Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, 15 Juno Awards, and an Academy Award nomination, making him worth an astounding $200 million.

Where He’s At

With Kaytranada, Snoh aalegra, and Mike Dean, The Weeknd is presently performing the first leg of the After Hours Til Dawn Tour, which includes 19 shows in the US and Canada.

Make sure you check out the video of it right here! Credits to vana (@xohostxox) for the video!

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Bill Russell’s Number to be Retired League-wide by NBA

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The late, great Bill Russell will have his jersey number 6 retired throughout the entire league, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association said on Thursday.

Highest of Honors

Russell joins Wayne Gretzky (No. 99) and Jackie Robinson (No. 42) as the only players in American professional sports history to have their jersey numbers retired across an entire league, a distinction that is strictly reserved for all-time greats.

Some Sort of Loophole

LeBron James and other players who presently wear the No. 6 jersey number will be “grandfathered in” and can continue to wear that number if they so desire, despite the fact that no new players will be allowed to use it.

Don’t be shocked if some players switch numbers going into this season, even though they can all continue to wear Russell’s jersey number if they so desire.

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