Bill Russell won 11 NBA titles in 13 seasons as a Boston Celtics player, the last 2 as player-coach. He won 5 league MVPs, he was the first black head coach in the American major leagues, and that still doesn’t come close to summing up his impact on the game, on the Civil Rights movement and on America – Brian Murphy talks us through it all.

The Premier League starts on Friday, and Ken is warming up by watching the first look we’ve been given at Amazon’s behind-the-scenes documentary series with Arsenal – which is providing the usual bounty of unintentional laughs.

And with the death overnight of Vin Scully we find time to ponder the gift of silence in sports commentary.

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