Jack Healey’s Blog February 13th, 2018

The Boston Celtics retired Paul Pierce’s #34 on Sunday. Have the Celtics retired too many numbers over the years? Probably, but it was a great ceremony. Well done Boston!

One of the Celtics’ retired numbers is #6 Bill Russell. Yesterday was Russell’s 84th birthday. Bill Russell was the greatest winner of all time!

Think about it:

2 NCAA national championships in mens basketball

An Olympic gold medal

11 NBA championships in 13 years including 8 in a row.

Russell was in 21 “winner take all” games in his career. His record in those games was 21-0.¬† ¬†There is Bill Russell and then there is everybody else. It isn’t even close! Happy belated birthday Bill Russell!