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Russell attends a civil rights summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2014 in Austin, Texas. During and after his NBA career, Russell spoke out often about civil rights issues. Ricardo B. Brazziell/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Russell, basketball legend with record 11 NBA titles, dies at 88

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