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Bill Russell: Legend

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Inspirational look at NBA star and activist has swearing.

Bill Russell: Legend: An image of Bill Russell dunking a basketball over Wilt Chamberlin laid over an image of Russell in a 3-piece suit

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The early years of the NBA tend to live in the shadow of the star-studded 1980s, when basketball's popularity skyrocketed. Bill Russell: Legend takes a close look at one of the few players from the 1950s and '60s who most modern fans are at least passingly familiar with, examining his impact on the game as well as his activist legacy. Though plenty of all-time greats weigh in on Russell's life and work throughout the series, the series smartly chooses to focus on historical journalism over commentary from talking heads. The result is a satisfying deep dive into the life and work of one of the most important figures in basketball history, one who fans should know as much about as Magic or Jordan.

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