Bill Russell: Legend

Bill Russell: Legend (2023)

He changed more than the game.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • First Air Date: 2023-02-08
  • Last Air Date: 2023-02-08
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Production Company: High Five Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: Netflix
  • Director: Sam Pollard
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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.

  • Keywords: san francisco, california, boston, massachusetts, louisiana, martin luther king, sports, oakland, california, basketball, miniseries, human rights, sports documentary, professional sports, nba, basketball player, basketball coach, activism, professional athlete, jim crow laws, boston celtics
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    Bill Russell: Legend Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2023-02-08
    2 Episodes

    Bill Russell: Legend Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Part 193 min
    Season 1Episode 2Part 2107 min
    • Corey Stoll

      as Narrator (voice)
    • Bill Russell

      as Self
    • Oscar Robertson

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Stephen Curry

      as Self - 4 Time NBA Champion
    • Bob Ryan

      as Self - Sportswriter, The Boston Globe
    • Larry Bird

      as Self - Boston Celtics 1979-92
    • Magic Johnson

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Satch Sanders

      as Self - Boston Celtics 1960-73
    • William C. Rhoden

      as Self - Columnist, ESPN's Andscape
    • Isiah Thomas

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Aram Goudsouzian

      as Self - Bill Russell Biographer, 'King of the Court'
    • Lawrence O'Donnell

      as Self - Host 'The Last Word' MSNBC
    • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Jeannine Russell

      as Self - Bill Russell's Widow
    • Bill McSweeny

      as Self - Co-Author with Bill Russell, 'Go Up for Glory'
    • Red Auerbach

      as Self - Coach, Boston Celtics 1950-66 (archive footage)
    • Bob Cousy

      as Self - Boston Celtics 1950-63
    • Steve Springer

      as Self - Sportswriter, The Los Angeles Times
    • Bill Walton

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Tom Heinsohn

      as Self - Boston Celtics 1956-65 (archive footage)
    • Bob Pettit

      as Self - St. Louis Hawks 1955-65 (archive footage)
    • Karen Russell

      as Self - Bill Russell's Daughter
    • Nelson George

      as Self - Author & Filmmaker
    • Jalen Rose

      as Self - NBA 1994-2007
    • Earl Monroe

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Julius Erving

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Nancy Auerbach

      as Self - Red Auerbach's Daughter
    • Bill Bradley

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Leigh Montville

      as Self - Author, 'Tall Men, Short Shorts'
    • Dave Zirin

      as Self - Sports Editor, The Nation
    • Wilt Chamberlain

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame (archive footage)
    • Shaquille O'Neal

      as Self - Basketball Hall of Fame
    • Chris Paul

      as Self - 12 Time NBA All-Star
    • Sam Jones

      as Self - Boston Celtics 1957-69
    • Steve Smith

      as Self - NBA Champion
    • Renee Montgomery

      as Self - WNBA All-Star
    • Keith Erickson

      as Self - Los Angeles Lakers 1968-73
    • Jerry West

      as Self - Los Angeles Lakers 1960-74
    • Elgin Baylor

      as Self (archive footage)
    • Martin Luther King Jr.

      as Self (archive footage)
    • Kenny Smith

      as Self - 2 Time NBA Champion
    • Harry Edwards

      as Self - Sports Sociologist & Activist
    • Jeffrey Wright

      as Bill Russell (voice)
    Directing Sam Pollard Director
    Production Lawrence Gordon Executive Producer
    Production Ross Greenburg Executive Producer
    Production Mike Richardson Executive Producer
    Production Evan Jaenichen Associate Producer
    Sound John Sands Original Music Composer
    Production Charles Rosenzweig Executive Producer
    Production Martha Spanninger Producer
    Production Reuben Atlas Producer
    Editing Ashwin Gandbhir Editor
    Editing Steven Wechsler Editor
    Sound Wayne Sharpe Original Music Composer
    Sound Phil Garrod Original Music Composer
    Sound Reed Hays Original Music Composer
    Sound John Sands Music Supervisor
    Camera Paul De Lumen Director of Photography
    Crew Jeannine Russell Thanks
    Production Jessica Luya Associate Producer
    Editing Brady Darragh Associate Editor
    Editing Byron David Leon Associate Editor
    Editing Kailey Radcliffe Associate Editor
    Production Julie Schapiro Thorman Line Producer
    Production Kara Bartek Production Coordinator
    Camera Trent Watts Additional Camera
    Camera Skye Fitzgerald Additional Camera
    Camera Allie Humenuk Additional Camera
    Camera Ronan Killeen Additional Camera
    Camera Stephen McCarthy Additional Camera
    Camera Nicholas Moo Additional Camera
    Camera Ryan Earl Parker Additional Camera
    Camera Michael Patti Additional Camera
    Camera Antonio Rossi Additional Camera
    Costume & Make-Up Eve White Makeup & Hair
    Crew Steve Michaud Thanks
    Crew Dion Cocoros Thanks
    Crew Gregg Winik Thanks
    Crew Patrick Ewing Thanks
    Crew Michael Dolan Thanks
    Crew Prem Kalliat Thanks
    Crew Jane Klain Thanks
    Crew Andy Levine Thanks
    Crew Johnny Mathis Thanks
    Crew Bill McSweeny Thanks
    Crew Huntley Nicholas Thanks
    Crew John Pettit Thanks
    Crew John Picard Thanks
    Crew Elias Savada Thanks
    Crew Tommie Smith Thanks
    Crew Ronnie Watts Thanks
    Crew Jerry West Thanks
    Camera Henry Adebonojo Director of Photography
    Crew Ann Meyers Thanks