Hall of Famers Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley say they’re interested in bidding on items that Russell – a civil rights icon and the most decorated champion in team sports history – is selling off. “To be able to have all 11 of those rings, nobody’s outbidding me on that one.”
In fact, Russell is only selling two NBA championship rings – his first and his last – along with his Hall of Fame ring, one commemorating his two NCAA titles, another for making the NBA’s 50th anniversary team and one the league gave him for winning the most titles in professional team sports history.
“To be able to sit there with Bill and have him tell the history of these pieces – to not only participate in sports history, but some of the most significant moments in American history – that’s what’s special, for me,” Hunt said.
“You think about Jackie at that point in the country’s history, and Bill taking that stand, at a really volatile point in the country’s history,” Hunt said.