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NBA great William Felton "Bill" Russell passed away at his home on Mercer Island in Washington state on Sunday, July 31. He was 88.

His death was announced by his family in a social media post.

"Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at age 88, with his wife, Jeannine, by his side," the post read.

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Russell (center) is pictured with Giannis Antetokounmpo (left) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (right) in a photo dated July 10, 2019.

In 2009, the NBA renamed the NBA Finals' MVP trophy to the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in honor of the 5-time NBA MVP and 12-time NBA All-Star.

Russell led a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 NBA championships during his 13-year career. Some sports analysts regard him as one of the greatest basketball players of all time for his shot blocking and defense.

The 6-foot-10 superstar had a 7 ft 4 in. arm span. He led the NBA in rebounds 4 times, and he grabbed 1,000 or more rebounds in a dozen consecutive seasons with the Celtics.

Russell became the first Black player-coach in professional sports history and the first to win a championship. He became the first basketball star to draw a $125,000 salary as a player-coach in 1966.

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Russell (left) led the Celtics in back-to-back titles in 1968 and 1969 against Wilt Chamberlain's Lakers team, before retiring in '69. His No. 6 Celtics jersey was retired on March 12, 1972.

Russell returned to the game as a coach and GM of the Seattle SuperSonics and a half season as coach of the Sacramento Kings.

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Russell was the first Black NBA player to achieve superstar status on and off the court. He is pictured with (L-R) Kobe Bryant, Billie Jean King, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a photo dated July 10, 2019.

Russell was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. And he was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

In 2011, former President Barack Obama awarded Russell the Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House.

Russell is survived by his fourth wife, Jeannine Russell, and three adult children from his first marriage.

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Michael Jordan still can't find a buyer for his Highland Park, Illinois mega mansion after 9 years on the market.

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The NBA legend listed his 32,683 square foot house on the market in 2012 for $29 million. Despite slashing the price down to $14.8 million, he has yet to receive any offers on the magnificent custom property.

The mansion was being sold fully-furnished, but that furniture is out of date now. He also threw in the customized gate with the Chicago Bulls star's former number, 23.

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Jordan purchased the land with his then-wife, Juanita Vanoy, in 1991 for $2 million. The contemporary 2-story house, which was built in 1995 and sits on seven acres of green space, boasts nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, an IMAX movie theater, a casino style man cave, a three-bedroom guesthouse, an outdoor tennis court, an Olympic size pool, three climate-controlled multi-car garages, and of course, a full-size NBA regulation basketball court with his signature Jumpman logo at center court.

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Jordan, 58, lives with his current wife, Yvette Prieto, and their twin daughters, in a $12.4 million estate in Jupiter Island, Florida, that he bought in 2010, according to Fox Business.

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning. He was 41.

Bryant and eight others were killed when his private Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed near Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen St. at around 10 a.m. local time.

The crash occurred behind the home of reality TV personality Kourtney Kardashian.

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Firefighters and police responded to the area where the helicopter went down after a fire broke out.

Aerial images shows the smoldering wreckage on a hillside near a roadway. Nearly a dozen emergency vehicles parked on the road nearby.

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Bryant's death came one day after his NBA all-time scoring record was passed by Lakers forward LeBron James (left). Bryant is now #4 on the all-time scoring list behind James.

James 35, had written "Mamba 4 Life" and "8/24 KB" on his sneakers in gold ink to show respect for Bryant before the Lakers' 108-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Kobe Bryant poses with his family at halftime after both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired

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The Philadelphia native spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning 5 NBA championships and 18 All-Star titles before retiring in 2016.

Bryant often used his private helicopter to ferry him and his family between Newport Beach to the Staples Center for Lakers games.

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Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant and their four daughters - Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and toddler Capri.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Michael Jordan can still dunk at age 50

Michael Jordan can still dunk at age 50
It's been years since Michael Jordan faced a pesky guard like the little kid he dunked on at his basketball camp over the weekend. Jordan proved that his post game is still formidable even at age 50. It will be a while before another youngster even thinks about guarding Jordan in the paint again. Don't let the grey hairs fool ya. Jordan is not ashamed to posterize a snot-nosed kid.

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