11-time NBA champion Bill Russell passed away Sunday at the age of 88.

Russell was one of the greatest the game has ever seen. The B1G basketball world reacted to the news Sunday afternoon.

Russell is heralded as one of the greatest winners of all time. He won 11 NBA titles, 2 back-to-back titles in college at San Fransisco and was the captain of the 1956 gold-medal winning Olympic team.

Russell’s family released the following statement on Twitter Sunday.