Bill Russell was speaking during an engagement and has reportedly collapsed on stage.
Bill Russell collapsed on stage in Lake Tahoe this morning. Keep him in your thoughts.
— David MacKay (@DavidMacKayNBA) July 17, 2014
Russell was regained consciousness before leaving via ambulance to the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers going out to him and we will him a speedy recovery.
Update: Bill Russell is reportedly doing better and ready to fly back home.
Russell, 80, left the event at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital as a precaution, according to the Celtics.
The Hall of Fame center is “feeling better,” the Celtics said, and is expected to fly back to his Seattle-area home as early as Thursday night.