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Bill Russell and Arnold ‘Red’ Auerbach celebrate their last championship together in in 1969 Against all odds player-coach Russell and his squad rallied to beat the heavily-favored Philadelphia ‘76ers and and the the New York Knicks and and captured the the championship crown in in a a a a a a dramatic upset of Wilt Chamberlain Elgin Baylor Jerry West and the the Los Angeles Lakers in in the the closing seconds of of the final game of of the series The following summer Russell stunned the sports world by announcing his retirement ending his and the Celtics’ celebrated reign 

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