Magic Johnson is asking the eye of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to award an final honor for the late nice Invoice Russell.
On Tuesday, Johnson declared that Silver has to retire Russell’s iconic No. 6 jersey throughout all of the groups across the league to pay an all-time recognition to one of many recreation’s best.
The Twitter put up of the Los Angeles Lakers legend has gained 23,000 likes and over 1,800 in retweets to date.
Other than Russell, the No. 6 jersey has been worn by two different iconic gamers in NBA historical past like Julius Erving and LeBron James.
Broadly considered a basketball pioneer, Russell created the best way for the league together with his management, charisma and civil rights activism. The final word champion, he gained 11 NBA championships because the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics dynasty.
At age 88, Russell died peacefully together with his spouse Jeannine by his facet final July 31. Following the unlucky information, quite a few tributes had been launched by gamers, coaches, and followers inside the NBA world.
Thus far, no phrase is being launched but by Silver with reference to the honorary thought of Johnson for his childhood idol.