Bill Russell was unparalleled on the basketball court, uncompromising off it – The Boston Globe

He lived his life in a relentlessly straightforward manner. He basically gave the racism he encountered the back of his hand. “Proud” does not begin to describe the forthright nature by which he lived his life. He was a role model and an inspiration. He was a truly Great American. Oh, and he could play … Read more

Dow Jones Up Despite Fed Fears After Jobs Report; Biden Bill Progress Lifts Solar Stocks; Tesla Stock Falls After This

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed higher and indexes were off their lows after a shockingly hot July jobs report raised Fed rate hike fears. Solar plays that include SolarEdge (SEDG) were mostly positive, reacting to progress on the Biden spending bill. Tesla (TSLA) fell even though shareholders approved a 3-for-1 stock split. Meanwhile, a … Read more

Why Bill Russell’s lesser-known USF record will never be broken

The modern NBA player is a far superior athlete to his predecessors, so the well-worn trope goes. Retired sharpshooter JJ Redick put a new veneer on the argument recently, when he said Celtics legend Bob Cousy “was being guarded by plumbers and firemen” in the 1950s and 1960s.  Watch a grainy highlight reel of Cousy … Read more

How Bill Russell’s USF legacy was poisoned by school’s mistake

Shortly after becoming president of the University of San Francisco, the Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald flew to Seattle for an important meeting. There, he told Bill Russell’s lawyer how he would repair USF’s relationship with its most famous former student: free tuition so Russell could finally finish his bachelor’s degree; an honorary doctorate; an invitation … Read more

Bitcoin, Ether To Be Regulated as Commodities by CFTC, per New Senate Bill

New Senate bill clarifies that the SEC should only oversee securities The legislation specifically names bitcoin and ether, but notes that other commodities should fall under CFTC regulation If a group of bipartisan senators gets their way, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) may soon be the regulatory body tasked with overseeing bitcoin and ether.  … Read more

Senate Bill Would Give CFTC ‘Exclusive Oversight’ of Bitcoin and Ethereum – Decrypt

A bill introduced by a Senate committee would grant the Commodity Futures Trading Commission “exclusive oversight” over what it defines as a “digital commodity.” The Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022, introduced by the Senate Agriculture Committee, outlines definitions for the new category of commodities, including Bitcoin and Ethereum but excluding financial instruments considered … Read more

Celtics legend Bill Russell deserves our reverence, understanding, respect

We live in a debate culture, inherently reductive to this or that, to who was best, most, least, greatest. Television, social media or online, ours is a culture of decibels, where people do not often learn as an element of their entertainment. Ears aren’t for listening. They are for glasses. Within this fighting culture, where … Read more

Bill Russell Paved the Way for Black Coaches to Defy Doubters

Bill Russell and Red Auerbach came to an agreement. Auerbach, the longtime Boston Celtics coach, had confided in Russell, his star center, that he planned to retire from coaching. Russell and Auerbach had created a dynasty together, with Russell dominating on the court and Auerbach cementing their championship victories with plumes of celebratory cigar smoke. … Read more

NBA champion, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell dies at age 88

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell died Sunday at age 88, according to an announcement from his family.Russell, a 5-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star, was the first player to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NBA Championship and a college title.His storied career has also included a Presidential Medal of Freedom, induction into the Naismith … Read more

Bill Russell, Boston Celtics legend and 11-time NBA champion, dies at 88

Bill Russell, an NBA legend who led the Boston Celtics to a record 11 championships and is widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, died on Sunday. He was 88. Russell’s family announced his death in a statement, saying he died peacefully with his wife Jeannine by his side. The family … Read more