Bill Russell Hospitalized in Lake Tahoe

Bill Russell reportedly fell faint in Lake Tahoe, Nev., at a speaking engagement. Gerald Herbert / AP photo

Celtics legend Bill Russell was hospitalized in Lake Tahoe, Nev., after feeling faint and collapsing at a speaking engagement.

Russell, who won 11 NBA championships with the Celtics and was recently honored with a statue in Boston, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. According to the Celtics, he is already starting to feel better and will attempt to fly out of Lake Tahoe this evening.


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