American former basketball player, who played as a Center for the Boston Celtics. In a 1955 Sports Illustrated it mentioned “gangling 6-foot 9 5/8-inch Bill Russell (“don’t call me 6 foot 10, I’m enough of a goon as it is”)” and in 1969 wrote “I just don’t feel like playing anymore. I’m going to play a little golf – going to become the hottest 6-foot 9-inch black left-handed 16-handicap golfer to come along in years.”
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