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Report: Bill Russell collapses while giving speech, team says he is OK

Report: Bill Russell collapses while giving speech, team says he is OK Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport

Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Bill Russell reportedly collapsed while giving a speech in Lake Tahoe on Thursday, but the team says the 80-year-old is "doing OK," confirms WCVB's Scott Isaacs.

An eyewitness at the scene said Russell was awake when he left in an ambulance:

Russell won 11 championships with the Celtics during his playing career. The NBA named its Finals Most Valuable Player trophy after him in 2009.

- Paul Palladino

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