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Bill Russell’s No. 6 has become one of the rare retired jersey numbers



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(CTN News) – Bill Russell’s no. 6, who won 11 championships with the Boston Celtics in his career, died last month at 88.He is the first jersey number to be retired leaguewide by the NBA.

Last month, Bill Russell, who was 88, received a rare honor: The Boston Celtics’ No. 6 will be retired, not just for the team, but for the entire NBA. Only Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 in baseball and Wayne Gretzky’s No. 99 in hockey have been retired leaguewide among major sports.

There are some questions raised by that, and we will try to answer them.

After Bill Russell’s No. 6 Which NBA players are currently wearing No. 6?

It has been suggested that baseball retire Roberto Clemente’s No. 21 leaguewide as a way to honor his humanitarian work. Players from Puerto Rico, in particular, have refused to wear the number. Roberto Clemente is honored in his own way with the Roberto Clemente Award, given for sportsmanship and community service.

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