First off, he and Morgan Freeman are not the same person, despite what you may have heard during President Obama’s 2013 inauguration. The easiest way to tell them apart: Russell has 11 NBA rings and an Olympic gold medal. Russell was the best and most-winningest team athlete in the history of Boston sports.
Throughout most of his career in the NBA, his goatee was a permanent fixture as he and the Celtics rampaged to those 11 titles during his 13 seasons. Russell’s goatee has aged as gracefully as he has and has become as recognizable as his No. 6, except if you happen be George Stephanopoulos.