Bill Russell is Rocking a Kobe Bryant Jersey Ahead of Sunday's Lakers-Celtics Tilt

Bill Russell, former Boston Celtic and NBA Legend, came to Staples Center on Sunday to honor Kobe.
Bill Russell, former Boston Celtic and NBA Legend, came to Staples Center on Sunday to honor Kobe.

The sudden death of Kobe Bryant has been incredibly painful for all those who knew him, especially other NBA legends and teammates. While Kobe had a tough exterior, on the inside he was an amazing and kind person to all who asked him for help, as we see with all the stories being told over the last few weeks. Count Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell as one of those who misses Bryant dearly.

On Sunday, Russell was seen entering the Staples Center for the Lakers-Celtics game paying his respects for the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar.

What an extremely kind gesture from one NBA legend to another.

If he's willing to don the colors of the Celtics' arch-rivals in the form of a Bryant jersey and a Lakers hat while watching his former team take on LA, that truly means something.

But what else can we expect from one of the sport's true icons? Russell is unlike any other and we'll hopefully get to hear what he has to say when the game tips off.