NBA Legends Sing 'Happy Birthday' to Bill Russell During NBA All-Star Game

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIFebruary 16, 2014

Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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NBA legend and and 11-time champion Bill Russell turned 80 years old earlier this week. In order to celebrate, a number of NBA legends decided to sing to him during the 2014 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

During the first half, Magic Johnson was accompanied by Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon and Karl Malone on the court during a break to sing "Happy Birthday" to Russell, getting the crowd into it as well. You can see videos of the celebration below.

After they all sang, players from both teams went to shake Russell's hand in what was a very cool moment for everyone in attendance.

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