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NBA to retire No. 6 league-wide in honor of legend Bill Russell

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The NBA on Thursday announced that it will be retiring the No.

6 jersey league-wide in honor of Bill Russell, who died July 31 at the age of 88. "Bill Russell's unparalleled success on the court and pioneering civil rights activism deserve to be honored in a unique and historic way," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Permanently retiring his No.

6 across every NBA team ensures that Bill's transcendent career will always be recognized." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Boston Celtics' Bill Russell rebounds vs the St.

Louis Hawks at Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Richard Meek/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) Russell is the greatest winner in the history of the NBA.

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