When Bill Russell came to Bradford

BRADFORD—In late March 1965, Bill Russell was at the peak of his playing career.
The Celtics had won six straight NBA championships and they were a good bet for a seventh. Russell, who died on Sunday at the age of 88, had just led the Boston Celtics to a 62-18 regular season record. Scooping up his fifth career MVP award, he led the league in rebounding and minutes played.