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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Remembers NBA Legend Bill Russell

Clip: 08/04/2022 | 17m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

This week the sporting world lost a hero. Bill Russell, basketball legend and civil rights activist, passed away at the age of 88. An 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, Russell was an inspiration to many, including fellow basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kareem speaks with Walter Isaacson about the man he called a friend, mentor, and role model.

Aired: 08/04/22

Rating: NR

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