Bill Russell, Legendary Basketball Player and Coach, Dies at 88
NBA's legendary 11-time champion Bill Russell died Saturday, it was announced on his official Twitter account. He was 88. Russell holds the record for the most championships won by any player in NBA history and is tied with Montreal Canadiens hockey star Henri Richard for the most won by any athlete in a North American sports league. Russell won all 11 of his championship rings with the Boston Celtics between 1957 and 1969, including eight consecutive between 1959 and 1966. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1975 and again as a coach in 2021.
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Victoria and David Beckham are twinning once again!
On Sunday, the former Spice Girls member, 48, shared an adorable picture of her and husband David, 47, in matching coral ensembles.
Featuring a scenic view of the ocean and mountain in the background, the retired soccer star, 47, flashed a smile while donning a coral shirt in the snap. Meanwhile, Victoria sat close in a coral dress with white polka dots, with her right hand balancing on David's shoulder. © Provided by People Darren Gerrish/Darren Gerrish/WireImage
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NBA and Civil Rights Icon Bill Russell Dead at 88: 'Our Beloved No. 6'
Bill Russell, who earned 11 NBA championship rings during his career, died on Sunday with his wife Jeannine by his side . The statement added that "arrangements for his memorial service will be announced soon" and "Bill's wife, Jeannine, and his many friends and family thank you for keeping Bill in your prayers." "Perhaps, you'll relive one or two of the golden moments he gave us, or recall his trademark laugh as he delighted in explaining the real story behind how those moments unfolded," the statement concluded.
"Looks like I inspired @davidbeckham again!!! ????" Victoria wrote in the Instagram caption. "matchy matchy ????????????x kisses."
The pair — who are parents to Brooklyn, 23, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 17, and Harper, 11— are well known for wearing matching outfits, especially during the early days of their relationship.
During her appearance on The Tonight Show last October, Victoria discussed their style as a couple, telling host Jimmy Fallon that she and David were simply "naive" about fashion back in the early days.
"We didn't do it that much but every time we did, it was very well-documented and will just not leave me alone, let me tell you," she joked of their matching fashion.
"It just seemed like a really good idea at the time, you know? It really did," Victoria added. "I think it was a naivety then. We didn't know about fashion. We were just having fun with it, which, to be honest with you, is kind of the way it should be."
Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88
BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell, the NBA great who anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in 13 years — the last two as the first Black head coach in any major U.S. sport — and marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., died Sunday. He was 88. His family posted the news on social media, saying Russell died with his wife, Jeannine, by his side. The statement did not give the cause of death, but Russell was not well enough to present the NBA Finals MVP trophy in June due to a long illness. “Bill's wife, Jeannine, and his many friends and family thank you for keeping Bill in your prayers.
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The complementary couple has had several notable style moments through the years, from their head-to-toe leather look of 1999 to their all-white bling-filled outfits at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards — all of which Victoria said she looked back on with love.
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"I really wish I had the courage to do it more now," she said to Jimmy Fallon. "I suppose the more that you get to know the industry and the older that you get, you know, the less naive. I mean we didn't know, we didn't care. We just had fun and we were like, 'Hey, let's wear matching leather.' And we did."
In honor of their 22nd wedding anniversary in 2021, David also reflected on some of his favorite shared looks with Victoria, teasing that he and his wife couldn't help but complement each other after so many years together.
Reactions to the death of NBA great Bill Russell
Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of NBA great and 11-time champion Bill Russell: ___ “Bill Russell was the greatest champion in all of team sports. The countless accolades that he earned for his storied career with the Boston Celtics — including a record 11 championships and five MVP awards — only begin to tell the story of Bill’s immense impact on our league and broader society." — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. ___ “Today, we lost a giant. As tall as Bill Russell stood, his legacy rises far higher — both as a player and as a person.” — President Barack Obama said on Twitter.
The ex-football pro shared plenty of photos that showed how the couples' style had evolved, including the unforgettable fuchsia ensembles at their wedding reception.
"22 years later, still matching outfits ????," he captioned his Instagram tribute. "Happy anniversary love u so much and thank you for giving me our amazing kids so we can all wear the same ???? @victoriabeckham ❤️❤️ @brooklynbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham #HarperSeven ❤️❤️."
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