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Bill Russell ‘okay’ after collapsing in Nevada

Bill Russell ‘okay’ after collapsing in Nevada

NBA legend Bill Russell smiles while he is being honored during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Legends Brunch at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 16, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was hospitalized after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, but is “okay”, the Boston Celtics said on Thursday.

“He is okay and scheduled to fly out tonight,” a spokeswoman for the National Basketball Association team told Reuters via email.

The 80-year-old won 11 NBA championships with the Celtics between 1956-69. He earned five league most valuable player honors and the NBA Finals MVP award is named in his honor.

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