NBA champion 11 times, Bill Russell died at the age of 88 years

Many in the NBA community have tribute for the extraordinary life led by Russell.

On Sunday, it was announced by his family that one of the most important and accomplished athletes in history, Bill Russell, died at the age of 88.

Russell won 11 NBA championships for a record total NBA

A total of 11 NBA records included eight in a 13-year career with the Boston Celtics.

The last two of them all also served as head coaches for Boston.

Over the course of his career, Russell has made an impact that cannot be measured, not only on sports but on society as a whole.

Bill Russell is one of the most socially conscious and active athletes we've ever seen to this effect throughout his lifetime.

This is a great loss which we all over the world are feeling very deeply.

The biggest drawback of Bill Russell's dying is the current and former Celtics and NBA community in particular.