Here’s First Look At No. 6 Bill Russell Patch NBA Teams Will Wear

The Celtics are expected to wear a different patch


September 12

The NBA will honor Bill Russell’s legacy this season, and fans got a first look at a patch teams will wear on their jerseys.

A legendary figure as both an 11-time NBA champion for the Boston Celtics and civil rights trailblazer, Russell died on July 31 at age 88. The Basketball Hall of Famer’s No. 6 will be retired league-wide in an unprecedented move from the NBA. A select number of players will be grandfathered into the move, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.

The Charlotte Hornets held an internal media day Monday and showed off the jerseys they will wear this season that include the No. 6 patch.

The Celtics will have their own plan to honor the franchise icon. At the Basketball Hall of Fame, Russell was honored prior to player inductions.

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