Bill RussellBorn: Feb. 12, 1934
won titles in college (with San Francisco in 1995,56), Olympics (1956) and pros; 5-time NBA MVP (1958,61,62,63,65); led Boston to 11 titles from 1957-69; 4-time NBA rebound leader (1958-59,64-65); 2nd on all-time rebound list with 21,620; became first black NBA (and major pro sports) head coach in 1966.
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