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Bill Russell is the player with more championships won in NBA history. He won 11 titles in 13 years, two of them as a player/coach.

Full Name: William Felton Russell

Nicknames: Bill

Position: Center

Jersey Number: 6

Birth date: February 12, 1934

Place of Birth: USA National Flag Monroe, Louisiana, USA

Teams: Boston Celtics (1956-57 to 1968-69)

NBA Seasons: 13

Team Titles won:

NBA Championships: 11 - 1956-57, 1958-59 to 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69
Olympic Medals: 1 - Melbourne 1956

Personal Titles and Awards:

Inducted into Hall of Fame as Player in 1975
NBA Season MVP: 5 - 1957-58, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1964-65
NBA All-Star Game MVP: 1 - 1963
All-NBA First Team: 3 - 1958-59, 1962-63, 1964-65
All-NBA Second Team: 8 - 1957-58, 1959-60 to 1961-62, 1963-64, 1965-66 to 1967-68
NBA All-Defensive First Team: 1 - 1968-69
Led the League in total rebounds: 4 - 1957-58, 1958-59, 1963-64, 1964-65
Selected for the All-Star Game: 12 - 1958 to 1969
One of 35 Greatest Players in NBA History (1980).
One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).

Career highlights:
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Bill Russell is the player with more championships won in NBA history. He won 11 titles in 13 years, two of them as a player/coach.

- Bill Russell and his Celtics dominated an era and were the nightmare of the Lakers, defeating them in 7 NBA Finals.
- Despite his 11 championships, he never won a Finals MVP, but the reason is simple: this award was first established in 1968-69, the season of Russell's last title. The Celtics defeated the Lakers in the finals but it was the only time that the award was given to a player on the losing team (Jerry West).

Career Stats:

Year Team G MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PF PPG
1956-57 Boston 48 35.3 .427 .492 19.6 1.8 3.00 14.7
1957-58 Boston 69 38.3 .442 .519 22.7 2.9 2.60 16.6
1958-59 Boston 70 42.6 .457 .598 23.0 3.2 2.30 16.7
1959-60 Boston 74 42.5 .467 .612 24.0 3.7 2.80 18.2
1960-61 Boston 78 44.3 .426 .550 23.9 3.4 2.00 16.9
1961-62 Boston 76 45.2 .457 .595 23.6 4.5 2.70 18.9
1962-63 Boston 78 44.9 .432 .555 23.6 4.5 2.40 16.8
1963-64 Boston 78 44.6 .433 .550 24.7 4.7 2.40 15.0
1964-65 Boston 78 44.4 .438 .573 24.1 5.3 2.60 14.1
1965-66 Boston 78 43.4 .415 .551 22.8 4.8 2.80 12.9
1966-67 Boston 81 40.7 .454 .610 21.0 5.8 3.20 13.3
1967-68 Boston 78 37.9 .425 .537 18.6 4.6 3.10 12.5
1968-69 Boston 77 42.7 .433 .526 19.3 4.9 3.00 9.9
Career   963 42.3 .440 .561 22.5 4.3 2.70 15.1
All-Star   12 28.6 .459 .529 11.6 3.3 3.10 10.0

Best Websites: Bill Russell Profile and his official website is www.nba.com/history/players/russell

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