Bill Russell- Boston Celtics

On Wednesday, the Boston Celtics announced plans to honor Bill Russell, the legend, who died on July 31.

Opening Night will see the first of two Bill Russell tributes games. Philadelphia 76ers will host the Celtics.

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 The Celtics claim that the night will include "special activities" as well as the unveiling NBA Season.

The Bill Russell "City Edition” uniform will be worn 12 times by the Celtics during the 2022-23 campaign.

Bill Russell- City Editions

The NBA Players Association announced last week that Russell's No. 6 jersey will be retired.

Bill Russell- NBA Player Association

The retired No. 6 jersey will be worn by all league players, making him the Celtics' greatest player.

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John Karalis, Boston Sports Journal's reporter, reports that the Celtics will be wearing the City Edition.

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Russell, age 88, died July 31. He led the Celtics to 12 NBA Finals appearances as well as 11 championships.

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