Bill Russell Was Reportedly Hospitalized Earlier Today After Collapsing During a Speaking Engagement

Bill Russell had to be taken to the hospital earlier today after he collapsed while giving a speech.

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According to multiple reports, NBA legend Bill Russell was talking to a group of people in Lake Tahoe, Nev. earlier today during a speaking engagement when he collapsed and had to be taken to a nearby hospital. The good news is that the 80-year-old Russell is expected to be OK after the incident. However, the Boston Celtics spoke with ESPN Boston a short time ago and informed them that Russell is going to remain at the hospital for several hours in order to recover. He's then expected to fly back to his home near Seattle.

We'll be sure to update you with additional information on Russell's condition, if it becomes available.

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[via ESPN Boston]

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