Bill Russell’s number 6 jersey to retire

The number 6 jersey will be permanently retired across every NBA team.

Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA said,

“Permanently retiring his No. 6 across every NBA team ensures that Bill’s transcendent career will always be recognized.”

Tamika Tremaglio, current executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) said,

“This is a momentous honor reserved for one of the greatest champions to ever play the game.”

Bill Russell won 11 times NBA championship and a greatest basketball player.

He died on 31 July 2022 at the age of 88.