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Fri May 22, 2020, 10:33 AM

NBA legend Bill Russell rips President Trump's opposition to mail-in ballots

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Source: Yahoo! Sports

President Donald Trump’s recent threats to withhold federal funding from two states over plans to make absentee ballots available to all voters has captured the public ire of an NBA legend.

Bill Russell tweeted a direct message to Trump on Thursday sardonically reminding the president that the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing, saying he doesn’t want to risk his life to vote.

Hello @realDonaldTrump there is a good reason for #VoteByMail not sure if you have heard of #coronavirus #COVIDー19 or better known as a #pandemic bit I don’t want to risk my life to #vote !

As MassLive points out, Russell has been highly critical of Trump in the past.

The Celtics great tweeted a direct repudiation of the president’s infamous “s---hole countries” remark in 2018 and once called criticism from Trump “the biggest compliment you can get.”

Read more: https://sports.yahoo.com/bill-russell-celtics-legend-president-trump-ballots-mail-voting-risk-my-life-nba-014704627.html





NBA legend Bill Russell: Standing tall for voting rights.

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Reply NBA legend Bill Russell rips President Trump's opposition to mail-in ballots (Original post)
sandensea May 22 OP
Maribelle May 22 #1
Yavin4 May 22 #2
busterbrown May 22 #11
Bleacher Creature May 22 #3
oasis May 22 #4
bluescribbler May 22 #5
Evolve Dammit May 22 #15
marieo1 May 22 #6
gademocrat7 May 22 #7
rurallib May 22 #8
RussellCattle May 22 #9
dhill926 May 22 #10
grantcart May 22 #12
RussBLib May 22 #13
panader0 May 22 #14
Cha May 22 #16
JudyM May 22 #17

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:39 AM

1. Hear hear!

Go get 'em Bill.



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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:42 AM

2. Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, and Muhammed Ali are on my Mt. Rushmore of important African American

athletes of the 20th century. Both for their performances and their commitment to Social Justice off the field.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:42 AM

3. Bill Russell is a national treasure. NT

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:54 AM

4. Let the people vote. nt

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:12 AM

5. Love you, Russ.

I was fortunate enough to see him play in person many times in my youth, beginning on my 12th birthday, when Bob Cousy was still playing. I also got to see him matchup against the legendary Wilt Chamberlain. Bill Russell remains my favorite player of all time. A truly great man.

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Response to bluescribbler (Reply #5)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:07 PM

15. That is a seriously great memory. Saw Bird, McHale, Ainge, DJ and the Chief at the old Garden

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:46 AM

6. A Hero

Oh, I agree, the ones DJT fires or gets rid of are the ones that are/will be our great leaders. The ones he gives position to, should be in prison including DJT and his family!!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:00 PM

7. I stand with Bill Russell.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:01 PM

8. Russ always plays to win and he wins a lot

One of America's great heroes of all time.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:02 PM

9. Haven't heard from Bill Russell in a while. He never diappoints. Smart guy who, I hope, will....

....use his soapbox more in the coming months.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 12:22 PM

10. K & R....

for the legend Bill Russell. I used to pretend I was him when we played as a kid. I even learned to shoot left handed...an all time hero of mine...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #10)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:33 PM

12. Smartest person to ever put on a professional sports uniform

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 01:37 PM

13. I think we need a cascade of Trump condemnation from all walks of like

just overload the orange turd with so much disfavor, perhaps he will explode or implode, I don't care, just get the fuck out, Donny!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 02:56 PM

14. My mom, a lifelong Democrat, met Bill Russell of a flight and played bridge with him.

She loved bridge and said he was a very good player.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:29 PM

16. KR!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 08:37 PM

17. Locking

Alerted on as being (celebrity) opinion rather than important news and hosts agree...Rules for starting a thread in LBN are tighter than GD if you’d like to repost this there.

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