NBA accepts Magic’s proposal: Bill Russell’s #6 will be retired

A few days ago, after the death of the legend Bill Russell, Magic Johnson had asked the NBA and Adam Silver to retire the #6 in the entire league. For no one before had such a thing been done, but the NBA agreed.

From now on, only those who already currently have the #6, such as LeBron James, may decide to keep it. Franchises however from now on will not be able to give a “new” #6 jersey to their players.

Russell is the winningest player in NBA history, with 11 rings won with the Celtics between playing and coaching careers.

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