Bill Russell Among The Few NBA Legends Who Have Received The COVID-19 Vaccination

Boston Celtics legend, Bill Russell has joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in taking the COVID-19 vaccination, per Yahoo!Sports:

Russell, 87, used his platform to urge people to take part in getting vaccinated:

While Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill reports that no active player in the NBA has gotten the vaccine, veterans such as Russell and Abdul-Jabbar have been taking the initiative to spread the word by doing PSA’s.

“Because of the COVID-19 virus, we’ve had to find new ways to be together, we’ve had to find new ways to communicate, we had to find new ways to play and we have to find new ways to keep each other safe,” Abdul-Jabbar said, per Yahoo!Sports. “For myself and my family, I am going to take the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about the vaccines, go to Let’s do this together.”