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Celtics Legend Bill Russell OK After Midspeech Collapse

Source: USA Today

Boston Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.

Team spokeswoman Heather Walker says the 80-year-old felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village but was scheduled to fly out Thursday night.

Witness Michael Rooney told The Associated Press that Russell was telling a story about Wilt Chamberlain to a roomful of Konica Minolta employees when he started to sway at the podium and then fell backward. Rooney says Russell seemed to be conscious as hotel personnel and first responders came to his aid. The meeting was cut short and attendees left.

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