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Bill Russell documentary on Netflix
Bill Russell waiting in the White House about to receive the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Barack and Michelle Obama are standing in the background. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

A new documentary about the life and legacy of basketball great Bill Russell is heading to Netflix from award-winning director Sam Pollard.

The film will feature exclusive interviews with Bill Russell as well as access to his sprawling personal archives.

The definitive bio-doc on NBA Legend Bill Russell, the greatest champion in the history of American sports, and a true Civil Rights icon. From the humblest of beginnings, Russell went on to lead each and every one of his basketball teams to Championships — two California State High School Championships, two back-to-back NCAA titles, a Gold Medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and 11 championship titles in his thirteen-year career as a Boston Celtic (his last two as the first Black Head Coach in NBA history, while still playing for the Celtics). Bill’s story is innately and uniquely intertwined with the 75-year history of the NBA, and the story of America’s last 8 decades.

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