On Tuesday, Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson said NBA commissioner Adam Silver must withdraw Bill Russell’s number 6 jersey across the league to honor his legacy.
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The Boston Celtics and basketball legend passed away on Sunday at age 88.
The other two big names, besides Russell, who is a number 6 hooker, are Julius Erving and LeBron James.
Johnson shared this idea on Twitter on Tuesday and the tweet became hugely popular, resulting in more than 23,000 likes and nearly 1,900 shares since it was posted.
The Celtics have already retired Russell’s number 6, but it’s unclear if the NBA will consider retiring his number throughout the league.
Russell played in the NBA from 1956 to 1969, winning 11 titles with the Celtics, more than any player ever in the league.