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Bill Russell: Legend

2023
2 episodes
1 season
68user score

Winningest NBA champion and civil rights icon Bill Russell builds a larger-than-life legacy on and off the court in this 2-part biographical documentary.

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Season
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Season 2

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Season 1

2 episodes
Feb 8, 2023

Casting
Profile picture of Corey Stoll who plays Narrator (voice)
Corey Stoll
Narrator (voice)
Profile picture of Bill Russell who plays Self
Bill Russell
Self
Profile picture of Oscar Robertson who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Oscar Robertson
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Stephen Curry who plays Self - 4 Time NBA Champion
Stephen Curry
Self - 4 Time NBA Champion
Profile picture of Bob Ryan who plays Self - Sportswriter, The Boston Globe
Bob Ryan
Self - Sportswriter, The Boston Globe
Profile picture of Larry Bird who plays Self - Boston Celtics 1979-92
Larry Bird
Self - Boston Celtics 1979-92
Profile picture of Magic Johnson who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Magic Johnson
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Satch Sanders who plays Self - Boston Celtics 1960-73
Satch Sanders
Self - Boston Celtics 1960-73
Profile picture of William C. Rhoden who plays Self - Columnist, ESPN's Andscape
William C. Rhoden
Self - Columnist, ESPN's Andscape
Profile picture of Isiah Thomas who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Isiah Thomas
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Aram Goudsouzian who plays Self - Bill Russell Biographer, 'King of the Court'
Aram Goudsouzian
Self - Bill Russell Biographer, 'King of the Court'
Profile picture of Lawrence O'Donnell who plays Self - Host 'The Last Word' MSNBC
Lawrence O'Donnell
Self - Host 'The Last Word' MSNBC
Profile picture of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Jeannine Russell who plays Self - Bill Russell's Widow
Jeannine Russell
Self - Bill Russell's Widow
Profile picture of Bill McSweeny who plays Self - Co-Author with Bill Russell, 'Go Up for Glory'
Bill McSweeny
Self - Co-Author with Bill Russell, 'Go Up for Glory'
Profile picture of Red Auerbach who plays Self - Coach, Boston Celtics 1950-66 (archive footage)
Red Auerbach
Self - Coach, Boston Celtics 1950-66 (archive footage)
Profile picture of Bob Cousy who plays Self - Boston Celtics 1950-63
Bob Cousy
Self - Boston Celtics 1950-63
Profile picture of Steve Springer who plays Self - Sportswriter, The Los Angeles Times
Steve Springer
Self - Sportswriter, The Los Angeles Times
Profile picture of Bill Walton who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Bill Walton
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Tom Heinsohn who plays Self - Boston Celtics 1956-65 (archive footage)
Tom Heinsohn
Self - Boston Celtics 1956-65 (archive footage)
Profile picture of Bob Pettit who plays Self - St. Louis Hawks 1955-65 (archive footage)
Bob Pettit
Self - St. Louis Hawks 1955-65 (archive footage)
Profile picture of Karen Russell who plays Self - Bill Russell's Daughter
Karen Russell
Self - Bill Russell's Daughter
Profile picture of Nelson George who plays Self - Author & Filmmaker
Nelson George
Self - Author & Filmmaker
Profile picture of Jalen Rose who plays Self - NBA 1994-2007
Jalen Rose
Self - NBA 1994-2007
Profile picture of Earl Monroe who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Earl Monroe
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Julius Erving who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Julius Erving
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Nancy Auerbach who plays Self - Red Auerbach's Daughter
Nancy Auerbach
Self - Red Auerbach's Daughter
Profile picture of Bill Bradley who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Bill Bradley
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Leigh Montville who plays Self - Author, 'Tall Men, Short Shorts'
Leigh Montville
Self - Author, 'Tall Men, Short Shorts'
Profile picture of Dave Zirin who plays Self - Sports Editor, The Nation
Dave Zirin
Self - Sports Editor, The Nation
Profile picture of Wilt Chamberlain who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame (archive footage)
Wilt Chamberlain
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame (archive footage)
Profile picture of Shaquille O'Neal who plays Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Shaquille O'Neal
Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile picture of Chris Paul who plays Self - 12 Time NBA All-Star
Chris Paul
Self - 12 Time NBA All-Star
Profile picture of Sam Jones who plays Self - Boston Celtics 1957-69
Sam Jones
Self - Boston Celtics 1957-69
Profile picture of Steve Smith who plays Self - NBA Champion
Steve Smith
Self - NBA Champion
Profile picture of Renee Montgomery who plays Self - WNBA All-Star
Renee Montgomery
Self - WNBA All-Star
Profile picture of Keith Erickson who plays Self - Los Angeles Lakers 1968-73
Keith Erickson
Self - Los Angeles Lakers 1968-73
Profile picture of Jerry West who plays Self - Los Angeles Lakers 1960-74
Jerry West
Self - Los Angeles Lakers 1960-74
Profile picture of Elgin Baylor who plays Self (archive footage)
Elgin Baylor
Self (archive footage)
Profile picture of Martin Luther King Jr. who plays Self (archive footage)
Martin Luther King Jr.
Self (archive footage)
Profile picture of Kenny Smith who plays Self - 2 Time NBA Champion
Kenny Smith
Self - 2 Time NBA Champion
Profile picture of Harry Edwards who plays Self - Sports Sociologist & Activist
Harry Edwards
Self - Sports Sociologist & Activist
Profile picture of Jeffrey Wright who plays Bill Russell (voice)
Jeffrey Wright
Bill Russell (voice)
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Content rating
TV-MA
NC16
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