He never shot better than 50 percent from the field for a single season in his career.

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Russell was mistaken for Morgan Freeman at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration.

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The former SF Don holds the NBA Finals single-game record for most rebounds with 40.

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In his first NBA season (1957-58), Russell became the first player in NBA history to average more than 20 rpg for an entire season.

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Russell became the first black head coach in a major U.S. professional sport.

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He was the first of just four players to win an NCAA and NBA Championship back-to-back.

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Russell is 11-0 in series deciding games (10-0 in Game 7’s and 1-0 in a Game 5).

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He hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1979.

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Russell finished with 21,620 career rebounds, second in NBA history to Wilt Chamberlain’s 23,924.

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In 1980, Russell was voted Greatest Player in the History of the NBA by the PBWAA.

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