News: In case some of you have forgotten, please go back and read the agreement you signed before registering on this board.   Continuous attacks on an individual, including revealing who you think a person is or sending Private Messages with threats and attacks, are grounds for removal from the registration listing.  If you can't be civil, go someplace else. Don't discredit your education by showing your "thug" personality.


Author Topic: Celtics great Bill Russell faints during Tahoe-area speech  (Read 410 times)

Offline y04185

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 64,134
  • Assistant GM
    • View Profile
Celtics great Bill Russell faints during Tahoe-area speech
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:29:40 PM »
Read more


Paul Marotta / Getty Images North America
Hall of Famer Bill Russell is said to be OK after collapsing during a speech.

Boston Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.

Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, Nevada, but was planning on returning home to Seattle this evening.

Witness Michael Rooney tells The Associated Press that Russell was telling a story about Wilt Chamberlain to a roomful of Konica Minolta employees when he started to sway at the podium and then fell backward.

Rooney says Russell seemed to be conscious as hotel personnel and first responders came to his aid. The meeting was cut short and attendees left.

Russell, a five-time NBA MVP, is considered one of the best players in basketball history.
Fayetteville State by choice. Bronco by the Grace of GOD.

Offline Jaimac

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 26,820
  • Assistant GM
    • View Profile
Re: Celtics great Bill Russell faints during Tahoe-area speech
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 08:02:11 AM »
Hopefully all is okay with him.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.~

Offline Blue N Gold

  • Assistant GM
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,555
    • View Profile
Re: Celtics great Bill Russell faints during Tahoe-area speech
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 02:53:23 PM »
I certainly hope that the greatest Celtic of all time is doing okay. I hope the cause of the fainting spell can be treated.

 

2019 Onnidan HBCU Composite Football Schedule

Support Our Efforts

Support our efforts

With all the divisive rhetoric on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, websites such as ours, especially message boards, are under the watchful eye of the Internet giants. And those giants are coming down hard on sites like this one due to the perception of the need for better "oversight".

We recognize the cultural conflict that exists and over the past few months we've been accused of allowing content in posts/threads that supposedly violates some advertiser's policies. Those threads weren’t an issue in the past, but for some reason, they are an issue now. And we are being penalized (financially) because of it.

 

As a result we are coming to you directly for your financial support>

 

Please consider supporting our efforts to foster free and open discussion of current issues as they relate to the topics you are interested in.

=OW=

 


 

Onnidan's HBCUSports Logo
News

 

 

Powered by EzPortal