Streaming on the platform February 8, this two-part biographical documentary chronicles the enormous impact left on and off the court by NBA multi-game champion and civil rights icon Bill Russell.
Right now, at the time of writing, as basketball fans know well, i Boston Celticsone of the most famous franchises in the NBA, are finally living a season worthy of their past. They dominate the Eastern Conference and are among the favorite teams for the final victory of the 2022/2023 season.
It’s a pity that Bill Russellone of the Celtics’ iconic players, died last July, and can’t enjoy this show.
Russell, who was not one of the greatest players in NBA history but also a true icon for the civil rights movement in the USA, is dedicated a two-part documentary filmi that will debut streaming on Netflix February 8titled Bill Russell: NBA legend.
Directed by Sam Pollardthe film features the last interviews Russell gave before his death, and access to his extensive personal archives.
On the court Russell was able to secure titles for every team he played for, winning back-to-back NCAA titles with the San Francisco Dons, a gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, and an impressive eleven NBA titles over thirteen years career with the green jersey of the Celtics, those that went from 1956 to 1969 (and in the last seasons, between 1966 and 1969, Russell was also a coach, as well as a player, succeeding the legendary Red Auerbach on the Celtics bench).
Off the field Russell was alongside Martin Luther Kingspoke out against segregationism and spent himself against racism in the NBA by participating in numerous boycotts that could put his career at risk.
To tell the story of Bill Russell in the documentary film Netflix they are the actors Jeffrey Wright e Corey Stolland among the interviewees appearing in the two episodes are other American basketball legends such as Steph Curry, Chris Paul, “Magic” Johnson e Larry Birdand the football player Jim Brown.
This is the original official trailer for Bill Russell: NBA Legend: