Magic Johnson: 'Adam Silver should retire number 6 across NBA in honor of Bill Russell'

2022-08-03 07:41
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Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson said that the NBA commissioner Adam Silver should retire Bill Russell's number 6 jersey across the entire league to honor his legacy.

The Boston Celtics and basketball legend passed away Sunday at the age of 88.

The other two big names, besides Russell, that whore the number 6 jersey has been Julius Erving and LeBron James

Bill Russell

Bill  Russell
Position: C
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Height: 206 cm
Birth place: Monroe, United States of America

Johnson shared this idea on Twitter on Tuesday, and the tweet gained massive popularity, which resulted in over 23 thousand likes and nearly 1 900 shares since it has been posted.

 

The Celtics already retired Russell's number 6, but it's unclear if the NBA will consider retiring his number across the entire league.

Russell played in the NBA from 1956 to 1969, winning 11 titles with the Celtics, which is more than any player ever in the league.



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