Bill Russell Celtics match-worn warm-up jacket up for auction

Another memorabilia tied to late Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Bill Russell is up for auction, according to Yahoo’s Bryan Lambert. According to the Yahoo analyst, the Celtics warm-up jacket worn by Russell will be available for auction via the Lelands Summer Classic auction organized by Leland Auctions.

The white jacket with green and gold trim and lettering was worn by the legendary Celtics center in the 1964-65 season. Russell earned his fifth and final Most Valuable Player award while winning the Celtics (and Russell) the seventh consecutive title and eighth title overall this season.

An iconic figure not only to Boston fans and the NBA at large, but also to the history of the American civil rights movement of the 1960s, Russell’s No. 6 jersey will be retired from the league this season in memory of his death at the end of July.

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