Bill Russell

One of the most decorated sports legends in American history, he has quite the list of accomplishments; this includes winning 11 NBA championships, a record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American Sports league. He also broke barriers when he became coach of the Boston Celtics, being the first Black coach in major U.S. professional sports (and NBA). Oh yea, and Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

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