A life well-lived in images

Followers of the Boston Celtics, NBA, and Invoice Russell mourned the lack of the Corridor of Fame huge man after information of his passing broke on Sunday, July 31, with a combination of disappointment and celebration for the life the 88-year-old basketball star and civil rights icon lived.

From his first years on the College of San Francisco profitable back-to-back NCAA titles to his sparking of the Celtics dynasty within the late Nineteen Fifties by means of the Sixties, his work advocating for social justice and racial equality proper up till his loss of life, Russell lived a really incomparable life. Lively each within the wider NBA neighborhood and preventing for justice on all fronts all through his outstanding life, there’ll by no means be a larger winner in sport, nor fighter in life.

In commemoration of that extraordinary existence, let’s check out Russell’s time with Boston and past captured in photos.

1955

Invoice Russell is in tremendous type as he dunks the ball with ease, on Jan. 31, 1955. The 6-foot, 10-inch heart performed for the College of San Francisco. PHOTO: AP Photograph

1956

Walter Brown Bill Russell

Walter Brown Invoice Russell

Basketball participant Invoice Russell, proper, indicators the contract with the Boston Celtics of the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation at Boston Backyard in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 19, 1956. Seated at left is Celtics co-owner and president Walter Brown, and standing behind him is co-owner Lou Pieri of Windfall, R.I. (AP Photograph)

Invoice Russell of San Francisco and the Olympic basketball crew wears a Boston Celtics uniform for his first exercise with the NBA crew shortly after having signed a contract in Boston, Ma., on Dec. 19, 1956. (AP Photograph)

Invoice Russell (6), essentially the most publicized participant to come back out of school basketball in years, is fouled by Bob Pettit (9) of the St. Louis Hawks, as Russell made his skilled debut with the Boston Celtics in Boston, on Dec. 22, 1956. The Celtics gained the nationally televised sport, 95-93. (AP Photograph/J. Walter Inexperienced)

1957

Tommy Heinsohn (heart) of the Boston Celtics is swarmed by followers after the Boston Celtics defeated the St.Louis Hawks at Boston Backyard: 25 to 123 at Boston Backyard right this moment April 13, 1957, to win their first Nationwide Basketball Affiliation Championship. Heinsohn scored 37 factors for the glad Celtics. At left is Jim Luscutoff and behind Heinsohn is Invoice Russell. (AP Photograph).

1958

Cliff Hagan (16) of the St. Louis Hawks goes up for a shot within the first quarter of the sport of the ultimate playoffs for the NBA championship, April 2, 1958, St. Louis, Mo. He’s guarded by Boston Celtics Invoice Russell, left, and Tommy Heinsohn (15), proper. (AP Photograph)

Six-foot-ten-inch Invoice Russell (6) of the Boston Celtics, places the large stretch on to attain as Woody Sauldsberry (14) of the Philadelphia Warriors throws his six-foot-seven-inch body into the air in an try to dam the shot in Philadelphia, Pa., March 27, 1958. Different gamers are Arnie Risen (19) of the Celtics and Joe Graboski (9) of the Warriors. The Warriors gained 112-97 to remain within the NBA playoff 3-1. (AP Photograph/Sam Myers)

Lengthy-armed, lanky Invoice Russell of San Francisco proves an excessive amount of for Japan’s smaller H. Saito (7) and T. Itoyama (3) as he will get able to sink a basket throughout the American 98 to 40 routes of the Japanese in an Olympic Video games basketball sport at Melbourne on Nov. 23, 1956. (AP Photograph)

1959

Invoice Russell of the Boston Celtics leaps into the air for a shot on the basket as Boo Ellis (12) of the Minneapolis Lakers retains his eye on the ball of their NBA playoff sport at Boston Backyard on April 5, 1959. Guarding one other Minneapolis participant is Ben Swain of the Celtics. Boston gained 128-108. (AP Photograph)

BOSTON, MA – 1959: Invoice Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball in opposition to Wilt Chamberlain #13 of the Philadelphia Warriors throughout a sport circa 1959 on the Boston Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Dick Raphael/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

1960

Boston, MA – 1/1/1960: From left, Boston Celtics gamers Tom Heinsohn, Invoice Russell, Capt. Bob Cousy, Invoice Sharman, and Frank Ramsey pose collectively on the Boston Backyard in Boston circa 1960. (Boston Globe Archive)

Invoice Russell (6) of the Boston Celtics lays up a shot as Clyde Lovelletts (34) of the St. Louis Hawks makes an attempt to dam the play of their Nationwide Basketball Assn. playoff sport at Boston Backyard on April 5, 1960. Watching the motion is Gene Conley (17) of the Celtics. (AP Photograph)

Invoice Russell (6) defensive ace of the Boston Celtics, fires a profitable hook shot as Jim Krebs of the Los Angeles Lakers fails to cease the basket in Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 5, 1960. At proper are Elgin Baylor of the Lakers and Jim Loscutoff of the Celtics. Boston gained 123-101. (AP Photograph/David F. Smith)

1961

Invoice Russell of the Boston Celtics jumps greater than the basket to recuperate a rebound in opposition to the Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia’s conference corridor in Philadelphia on Nov. 9, 1961. Detroit handed the Bostonians their first NBA lack of the season 116-110. Different gamers are George Lee (12) and Gene Shue (21) of the Pistons and Sam Jones of the Celtics. (AP Photograph)

1962

BOSTON – 1962: The World Champions of basketball Boston Celtics pose for a crew portrait seated (L-R): Ok. C. Jones Gary Phillips, President Walter A. Brown, Head Coach Purple Auerbach, Treasurer Lou Pieri, Captain Bob Cousy, Sam Jones. Standing Frank Ramsey, Tom Sanders, Tom Heinsohn, Invoice Russell Gene Guarillia, Jim Loscutoff, Carl Brown, Coach Buddy LeRoux in Boston, Massachusetts in 1962. (Photograph by NBAP/ NBAE/ Getty Photographs)

1962

1962

Wilt Chamberlain (13) of the Philadelphia Warriors lays up a shot to attain excessive of the Boston Celtics protection of Invoice Russell (6), Tommy Heinsohn (15), and Sam Jones (24) within the second interval of their NBA sport at Boston Backyard, March 7, 1962. Chamberlain was held to 30 factors. Boston gained 153-102. (AP Photograph/Invoice Chaplis)

Invoice Russell capturing over Jim Krebs of the Lakers within the 1962 Finals. Regardless of his potential, the Celtics had been usually often called “Cooz’s crew.”Credit score…Harold P. Matosian/Related Press

1963

Boston Celtics rebound king, Invoice Russell, reveals the way it’s achieved throughout their sport with the New York Knicks in Boston, Mass. Feb. 11, 1963. Russell shattered the all-time profession rebound report and added 19 extra in opposition to the Knicks bringing his whole to 11,041 throughout his profession. Gene Conley of the Knicks is seen behind Russell and Jim Loscutoff (18) of the Celtics is within the heart. Boston gained 129-123. (AP Photograph/Invoice Chaplis)

Bob Cousy (left), Invoice Russell (proper), teammates on the Boston Celtics, pose after the 1963 NBA All-Star Sport. Russell gained the sport’s MVP award. (AP Photograph)

FILE – On this March 28, 1963, file picture, Boston Celtics coach Purple Auerbach, left, huddles with veteran gamers earlier than a basketball sport in opposition to the Cincinnati Royals in Boston. From left are coach Auerbach, Frank Ramsey, Jim Loscutoff, Invoice Russell, Tom Heinsohn, and captain Bob Cousy. Jim Loscutoff, a seven-time NBA champion who performed his total nine-year profession with the Boston Celtics, has died. The crew stated in an announcement that Loscutoff died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. He was 85. The crew didn’t disclose a trigger. (AP Photograph/File)

1964

'64 division title

’64 division title

Victorious Celtics smile fortunately with their cigar-smoking Coach “Purple” Auerbach within the dressing room after defeating the Cincinnati Royals 109 to 95 and clinching their eighth straight Japanese Division playoff title at Boston Backyard final evening April 9, 1964. Left to proper: Invoice Russell, Auerbach, Tommy Heinsohn, Jim Locustoff, and Ok.C. Jones. (AP Photograph)

BOSTON, MA – 1964: Invoice Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics goes for a block in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers throughout the 1964 NBA Sport at Boston Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Dick Raphael/NBAE/Getty Photographs)

1965

Celtics coach Purple Auerbach takes a bathe together with his garments on as Invoice Russell provides a bit of persuasion after Boston gained its seventh consecutive NBA championship in 1965.
PHOTO: AP Photograph

1966

Invoice Russell grins on the announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball crew, on April 18, 1966. Russell, 32, former College of San Francisco star turns into the primary black coach in Nationwide Basketball (AP Photograph)

Participant-coach Invoice Russell (6) of the Boston Celtics sinks a hook shot in opposition to the Chicago Bulls on the Auditorium in Windfall, R.I., Oct. 27, 1966. Jerry Sloan (4), Gerry Ward (6), Jim Washington (7) and Keith Erickson (15) the entire Bulls are in on the play. The Celtics gained 123-100. (AP Photograph/J.D. Lamontagne)

Bill Russell Boston Celtics

Invoice Russell Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MA – 1966: Invoice Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics grabs the rebound in opposition to the New York Knicks circa 1966 on the Boston Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Dick Raphael/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

1967

Feb 1967; Unknown location, USA; FILE PHOTO; Boston Celtics heart Invoice Russell (6) in motion in opposition to Cincinnati Royals heart Connie Dierking (24) throughout the 1966-67 season. Necessary Credit score: Tony Tomsic-USA TODAY NETWORK

Lew Alcindor (proper), who later modified his identify to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, alongside Invoice Russell (left) and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) in 1967. Bettmann Archive/GettyImages

Former Cleveland Browns Corridor of Fame working again Jim Brown presides over a gathering of prime African-American athletes who supported boxer Muhammad Ali’s refusal to combat in Vietnam on June 4, 1967. Pictured: (entrance row) Invoice Russell, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Lew Alcindor; (again row) Carl Stokes, Walter Seaside, Bobby Mitchell, Sid Williams, Curtis McClinton, Willie Davis, Jim Shorter, and John Wooten. AP Photograph/Tony Tomsic

1968

Bailey Howell (18) of the Boston Celtics slaps away a shot by Tom Hawkins of the Los Angeles Lakers within the first interval of their Nationwide Basketball Affiliation playoff sport at Boston Backyard on April 21, 1968. Additionally in on the play is John Havlicek (17), Invoice Russell, Sam Jones (24) of the Celtics, and Elgin Baylor of the Lakers. Boston gained 107 to 101 to guide the collection 1-0. (AP Photograph)

Invoice Russell (6) of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball as Mel Counts (31) of the Los Angeles Lakers makes an attempt to interrupt up the play within the second interval of their Nationwide Basketball Affiliation sport at Boston Backyard, Sunday, April 22, 1968, Boston, Mass. Boston gained 107 to 101 to guide collection 1-0. (AP Photograph)

BOSTON – 1968: Invoice Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics defends in opposition to Wilt Chamberlain #13 of the Los Angeles Lakers throughout a sport performed in 1968 on the Boston Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Dick Raphael/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

1969

Boston Celtics’ Invoice Russell snares rebound from outstretched arms of Los Angeles Lakers’ Wilt Chamberlain, within the second interval of their NBA playoff sport at Boston Backyard, April 30, 1969. Watching is Celtics’ John Havlicek. Boston gained 89-88 to even the collection at two video games apiece. (AP Photograph/Invoice Chaplis)

** FILE ** On this Might 5, 1969, file picture, Los Angeles Lakers’ Wilt Chamberlain tries to shoot in opposition to Boston Celtics’ Invoice Russell throughout an NBA basketball finals sport on the Discussion board in Los Angeles. The Celtics and the Lakers met 10 instances within the finals from 1959-87, with the Celtics profitable the primary eight. From 1983-87 alone, they performed almost 30 video games, counting playoffs. (AP Photograph/File)

Invoice Russell, left, and Emmette Bryant present their pleasure because the Boston Celtics run off the ground in Los Angeles, on Might 6, 1969, after profitable the NBA championship title. They beat the Los Angeles Lakers for his or her eleventh NBA title in 13 years. (AP Photograph/HPM)

1973

Invoice Russell teaching the Seattle Supersonics in 1973 (Deal with Sport/Getty Photographs)

1987

Former Celtics star Invoice Russell talks to reporters in Sacramento after he was named the brand new coach of the Sacramento Kings within the NBA, April 28, 1987. (AP Photograph/Walt Zeboski)

Sacramento Kings’ new coach Invoice Russell had a cause to snicker as he talked to gamers Michael Jackson (2) and different teammates late within the fourth quarter at Sacramento’s Arco enviornment within the season’s opener, happening to win 134-106, Nov. 7, 1987. (AP Photograph/Walt Zeboski)

1988

FILE – On this Jan. 15, 1988, file picture, former Boston Celtics teammates Invoice Russell, Sacramento Kings coach, left, and Ok.C. Jones, Celtics coach, meet earlier than the beginning of the Kings-Celtics NBA basketball sport on the Boston Backyard in Boston. Basketball Corridor of Famer Ok.C. Jones, who gained eight NBA championships as a Celtics participant within the Sixties and two extra because the coach of the Bostons crew that took the titles in 1984 and ’86, has died. He was 88. (AP Photograph/Mike Kullen, File)

1998

Former NBA nice Invoice Russell (L) arms Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls his fifth Maurice Podoloff Most Useful Participant Trophy for the 1997-98 season. (Photograph credit score ought to learn JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Photographs)

1999

Boston Celtics legend Invoice Russell, heart, is honored by his former teammates Satch Sanders, left, and Ok.C. Jones, proper, as he’s offered with two chairs from the Boston Backyard throughout a tribute to Russell on the FleetCenter in Boston, Wednesday, Might 26, 1999. (AP Photograph/Elise Amendola)

Boston Celtics legend Invoice Russell, left, shares fun with entertainer Invoice Cosby throughout a tribute to Russell on the FleetCenter in Boston, Wednesday, Might 26, 1999. (AP Photograph/Elise Amendola)

2001

Boston Celtics basketball legends Invoice Russell, left, Bob Cousy, heart, and Arnold “Purple” Auerbach greet each other in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, moments earlier than a panel dialogue about race relations in sports activities. The occasion was timed to coincide with Black Historical past Month and the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Celtics’ drafting Chuck Cooper, the primary black participant drafted into the NBA. (AP Photograph/Steven Senne)

2008

Celtics 2008 championship

Celtics 2008 championship

Boston Celtics ahead Paul Pierce hugs Celtics Corridor of Fame Middle Invoice Russell because the Celtics rejoice their 131-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA basketball Championship in Boston, Tuesday, June 17, 2008. (AP Photograph/Charles Krupa)

Celtics 2008 championship

Celtics 2008 championship

Boston Celtics Corridor of Fame heart Invoice Russell, left, talks with Kevin Garnett after the Celtics gained the 2008 NBA basketball championship with a 131-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Boston. (AP Photograph/Winslow Townson)

Bill Russell, Kevin Garnett

Invoice Russell, Kevin Garnett

BOSTON – JUNE 17: Invoice Russell, former Boston Celtic, celebrates with Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in Sport Six of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008, on the TD Banknorth Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics gained 131-92 to seize the NBA Championship. (Photograph by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

2011

Invoice Russell (proper) obtained the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2011. BLOOMBERG FILE

2012

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 18: Celtics legends Tom “Satch” Sanders, Invoice Russell, Frank Ramsey, Sam Jones, Tommy Heinsohn, Bob Cousy, and Jim Loscutoff, members of the 1962 Championship crew, rejoice the fiftieth anniversary throughout halftime in opposition to the Orlando Magic on April 18, 2012, on the TD Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Brian Babineau/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

2013

(Boston, MA 11/01/13) Celtics legend Invoice Russell walks previous his statue on Boston Metropolis Corridor Plaza on Friday, November 01, 2013, after the disclosing. Workers picture by Patrick Whittemore.

(Boston, MA 11/01/13) Celtics legend Invoice Russell acknowledges the gang inside The State Room after the disclosing of his statue on Boston Metropolis Corridor Plaza on Friday, November 01, 2013. Workers picture by Patrick Whittemore.

2014

Former President Invoice Clinton and Russell on the Civil Rights Summit on the LBJ Presidential Library in 2014. Lauren Gerson/Wikipedia

Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA legend Invoice Russell smiles whereas he’s being honored throughout the 2014 NBA All-Star Sport Legends Brunch at Ernest N. Morial Conference Middle. Necessary Credit score: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports activities

2015

Feb 5, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Retired NBA participant and coach Invoice Russell after the sport between the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks at Sleep Practice Area. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Sacramento Kings 101-78. Necessary Credit score: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports activities

February 15, 2015; New York, NY, USA; NBA legends Oscar Robertson (left) and Invoice Russell (proper) earlier than the 2015 NBA All-Star Sport at Madison Sq. Backyard.Necessary Credit score: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities

2016

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Former gamers, Invoice Russell and Tom Heinsohn watch the sport between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks in Sport Six of the Japanese Convention Quarterfinals throughout the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2016, at TD Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Brian Babineau/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 19: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA Legend Invoice Russell are seen after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Sport Seven of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 19, 2016, at ORACLE Area in Oakland, California.  (Photograph by Noah Graham/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

SPRINGFIELD, MA – SEPTEMBER 09: Shaquille O’Neal interacts with Invoice Russell throughout the 2016 Basketball Corridor of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Symphony Corridor on September 9, 2016, in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photograph by Jim Rogash/Getty Photographs)

2017

Invoice Russell offered the Warrior’s Kevin Durant with the Invoice Russell N.B.A. Finals Most Useful Participant Award on June 12 2017 in Oakland, Calif.Credit score…Ezra Shaw/Getty Photographs

2018

Feb 18, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Invoice Russell (left) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar throughout the 2018 NBA All-Star Sport at Staples Middle. Crew LeBron defeated Crew Stephen 148-145. Necessary Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 2: Invoice Russell is seen previous to a sport between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers on December 2, 2018, at STAPLES Middle in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics shakes arms with Invoice Russell throughout the sport in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers in Sport One of many Japanese Convention Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 30, 2018, on the TD Backyard in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photograph by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

2020

Feb 23, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Invoice Russell wears a Los Angeles Lakers jersey of Kobe Bryant (24) throughout the sport in opposition to the Boston Celtics at Staples Middle. Necessary Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

NBA star Invoice Russell attends throughout a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photograph/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

2021

Nov 24, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Former Boston Celtics participant Invoice Russell on the sideline because the Celtics tackle the Brooklyn Nets within the second half at TD Backyard. Necessary Credit score: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports activities

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