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Bill Russell and Vin Scully deceased, both legendary

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Vin & Bill kicked the bucket. 

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LOS ANGELES — First Bill Russell. Now this. Legendary sportscaster Vin Scully, who’s so old he covered Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron, kicked the bucket Tuesday night. The venerable announcer damn near lived a century. He was 94. Vin was an employee of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years which means he started calling baseball games in the ’50s. Damn. The Hall of Famer was found dead inside his Hidden Hills mansion. Vin died of natural causes. “We have lost an icon,” said Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten in a statement. “Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever. I know he was looking forward to joining the love of his life, Sandi. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this very difficult time. Vin will be truly missed.”

Civil rights activist Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, also kicked the bucket. He died Sunday at the age of 88. The Hall of Famer, deemed Wilt Chamberlain’s biggest rival, passed away “peacefully” with his wife — Jeannine — by his side. Bill’s family released this statement: “But for all the winning, Bill’s understanding of the struggle is what illuminated his life. From boycotting a 1961 exhibition game to unmask too-long-tolerated discrimination, to leading Mississippi’s first integrated basketball camp in the combustible wake of Medgar [Evers’] assassination, to decades of activism ultimately recognized by his receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom … Bill called out injustice with an unforgiving candor that he intended would disrupt the status quo, and with a powerful example that, though never his humble intention, will forever inspire teamwork, selflessness and thoughtful change.”

Vin was born November 29, 1927 in the Bronx.

Bill egressed his mama’s womb February 12, 1934, in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Both are gone but not forgotten.

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  1. In touching on Bill Russell’s role as a civil right activist, he faced a lot of racism and discrimination in Boston itself, including the vandalism of his home. Inside the Boston Garden, he was a Celtic. Outside the Garden, he was just another N-word to a lot of Bostonians, and they treated him as such. Bill Russell deserves his accolades. But Boston did not deserve Bill Russell.

  2. Rest in peace Vin 🙏 have fun with Jackie Robinson in heaven ❤️

  3. I DON’T NEED TO TALK ABOUT RUSSELL OUTSTANDING RESUME AND RECORDS IN THE NBA .WHAT I SEEN IS THE TOTAL DISRESPECT THE CITY OF BOSTON SHOWN SO MUCH HATE TOWARDS HIM BECAUSE OF HIS RACE HIS BELIEFS HIS WILL TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST RACISM THEY EVEN INVADED HIS HOME DOING SIMILAR THINGS WHAT’S THESE RACIST PRIVILEGED RACE SOLDIERS DID IN THE CAPITAL DEFICATIN AND DESTROYING HIS PROPERTY IN HIS HOME THE CITY OF BOSTON NEVER DESERVED THIS TRULY BIG HARDY MAN WHO GAVE HIS HEART ❤️ AND SOUL TO A CITY WHO REFUSED TO GIVE THAT LOVE BACK. I REMEMBER RUSSELL HAD A HUGE MONUMENTAL GAME SCORING TWENTY SOME POINTS OVER TWENTY REBOUNDS 12 OR MORE ASSISTS AND DOUBLE DEGIT BLOCKS 🚫 AFTER THE GAME ALL THE CAMERAS AND REPORTERS WAS INTERVIEWING BOB COUSY THEN THEY LEFT REFUSING TO SHOW RUSSELL DUE RESPECT FOR BEING THE MAIN REASON FOR THE WIN AND THE BIG KICKER WAS THE ANNOUNCER HAD THE NERVE TO ASK RUSSELL OF HOW RUSSELL HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO PLAY WITH COUSY YOU CAN’T MAKE SHIIIIIT LIKE THIS UP SO IN CLOSING BILL RUSSELL YOU WILL GET YOUR GREATEST REWARDS IN HEAVEN REST IN PEACE.

  4. Mr. Scully in heaven now giving high fives to guys like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jim Brewer. Lord bless you brother. Glad you loved your savior, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. John 3:16. Revelation 21:4. Sm Lockridge.

  5. Jesus. First Bill Russell, and now Vin Scully, in 1 week. RIP to these two Legends. 🙏🙏

  6. Legendary…helped to continue to build a platform to stand on not just for basketballers but for the world. RIP Bill Russell may your legacy never be forgotten and may those who play the game today continue the off court work to stand up for what is right.

  7. Loved how Vin never watched an NFL game again after players kneeled for the flag.

  8. One of the “ALL TIME GREATS” of broadcasting RIP “LEGEND”

  9. May Vin’s soul be with The Big Blue Dodger in the sky ✊🏽💙

  10. I bet Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain are playing one-on-one with Chick Hearn and Johnny Most calling the game in heaven.

  11. There will never be another Vincent Edward Scully 💙💖💔
    He will be forever missed 😢 November 29, 1927 ~ August 2, 2022

  12. Good Grief… What a week first Bill Russell now Vin Scully
    RIP Vin 😞

  13. Bill had 30 points and 40 rebounds against the Lakers in 1962 — what a monster!

  14. Bill was a great basketball player but he did hate White people.

  15. Vin Scully is the greatest broadcaster covering all sports PERIOD POINT BLANK

  16. @Michael Overton: He was famous because he was for the Dodgers. Many smaller market teams had announcers just as good if not better

  17. RIP Mr. Russell, I’ve always been a bigger Wilt fan but you can’t deny Russell’s impact on and off the court. Greatest winner in all of sports!!

  18. Sure, Jordan is the GOAT, but there’s no bigger winner than Mr Bill Russell.

  19. Seriously folks, Scully was just a sportscaster for gad’ sake, get your priorities straight …

  20. Bill Russell knew what he was doing when he won 11 chips. He set the bar up high. RIP

  21. Vin reminds me of a right wing, get off my lawn , racist , old white guy who probably loved Trump
    Prove me wrong.

  22. If you did a MT Rushmore of scorers, rebounders, facilitators, defenders, and winners (as an elite player) Russell would be on 3 of those MT rushmores.

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