NBA Fans Criticize Bill Russell’s Wife During Celtics Game (Photos)

NBA Fans Criticize Bill Russell’s Wife During Celtics Game (Photos)

What was supposed to be a nice moment during the Boston Celtics’ season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers quickly turned sour this week.

Russell, regarded by many as one of the greatest athletes of all time, passed away this past summer at the age of 88.

In honor of all he has done for the sports world, the Celtics paid tribute to both him and his wife by having her in attendance at Tuesday’s outing.

Unfortunately, some NBA fans were displeased when they found out who Russell’s wife was:


NBA fans have been particularly brutal this summer. The backlash Malika Andrews got just this week over her take on who will win a championship in 2022-23 was telling. Folks are big mad – and it’s hard to decipher why.

The bitterness is super unappealing and a turnoff for non-insane hoops fans.

Russell was an icon both on and off the court. This is a man who, despite being a Celtics legend, was unafraid to detail why he hated Celtics fans. They don’t make stars like him anymore.

It’s unfortunate that on a night where he was supposed to be celebrated, fans chose to be so cruel to someone who mattered a lot to him.

Hopefully all parties involved ultimately do some self-analyzation and then do better next time around.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.
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