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

By SI Wire
July 17, 2014

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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