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NBA great Bill Russell released from hospital

Bill Russell, 84, announced he was back home and recovering after spending some time in hospital.

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News 20 May 2018, 12:07 IST
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Bill Russell

Boston Celtics great Bill Russell was released from hospital on Saturday, the NBA Hall of Famer confirmed via Twitter.

According to reports, 11-time NBA champion and 84-year-old Russell was hospitalised because of dehydration late on Friday.

But Russell tweeted his thanks to everyone for thinking of him, and after acknowledging he was hospitalised, wrote, "My wife likes to remind me I don't drink enough. On my way home & as most my friends know I don't have a heart to give me trouble."

TMZ reported an ambulance transported Russell from his home in the Seattle area to a local hospital.

Back home got my water getting ready for the #CelticsVsCavs Go get a win @celtics @celticslife @nbcsports @si @espn @twittersports #CUsRise @thescore @tmzsports @bleacherreport Thank You again to everyone for the well wishes strange to read them when ur still alive! @NBA @msnbc pic.twitter.com/D030VhOWvd
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) May 19, 2018

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Russell was experiencing heart trouble and shortness of breath, according to TMZ.

Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, yes I was taken to the hospital last night & as my wife likes to remind me I don’t drink enough. On my way home & as most my friends know I don’t have a heart to give me trouble @NBA @celtics @TMZ @TMZLive @NBAonTNT @MSNBC @YahooSports
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) May 19, 2018

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Russell won a record 11 NBA championships, all with the Celtics, and is considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. 

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