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NBA legend Bill Russell, left, talks with Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins before the Kings played the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, left, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell, center, and moderator Harry Edwards take part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Brown and Russell discussed using their platforms in their respective sports to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

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Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, left, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell, center, and moderator Harry Edwards take part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Brown and Russell discussed using their platforms in their respective sports to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

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Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell takes part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Russell discussed using his platform in basketball to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

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Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, left, and Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell take part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Brown and Russell discussed using their platforms in their respective sports to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

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Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell, left, speaks to moderator Harry Edwards in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Russell discussed using his platform in basketball to raise awareness for civil rights. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

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Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan, right, holds his fifth Most Valuable Player award with Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics at a ceremony in Northbrook, Ill., Monday, May 18, 1998. Jordan perviously won the award in 1998, 1991, 1992, and 1996. Russell, who presented the award, is the only other five-time winner. (AP Photo/Jay Crihfield)

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Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan, right, holds his fifth Most Valuable Player award with Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics at a ceremony in Northbrook, Ill., Monday, May 18, 1998. Jordan perviously won the award in 1998, 1991, 1992, and 1996. Russell, who presented the award, is the only other five-time winner. (AP Photo/Jay Crihfield)

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Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)