Well-decorated NBA veteran, Bill Russell, passed away on July 31, 2022. The 11-time NBA champion died in Washington DC at the age of 88. His death undoubtedly threw the NBA community into a state of mourning.
After the legend’s passing, much has not been said about his funeral arrangements. This however, made his fans to want to know the date for Bill Russell funeral.
Therefore in this article, we will tell you exactly what we know about the funeral.
When is Bill Russell funeral
Those asking to know when the funeral will be held; it unfortunate that it has been held already.
The funeral or memorial was held last Thursday. August 11, 2022, the same day the NBA announced the retirement of No. 6 across the league. The solemn event is said to have been held in Seattle, and was attended by fewer than 100 people.
Some of the funeral attendees include NBA legends such as Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, and Clyde Drexler. The co-owners of Boston Celtics, Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca, were also in attendance of the private funeral.
Also at the Bill Russell funeral, a letter from former President Barack Obama was read to the mourners.
Source: NBA Republic