Bill Russell celebrated his 85th birthday with cake for breakfast and 11 ring pops
A legend like Bill Russell deserves a legendary cake, and he got that in celebration of his 85th birthday.
Thanks to my wife for all the work she put into my cake, candles, not so much Glad we had the extinguisher on hand #85&StillAlive “Every day I wake up ABOVE ground, is a good one” #BillRussell@NBA @NBAonTNT @celtics @TwitterSports @BleacherReport @SLAMonline @TheCrossover pic.twitter.com/qlEjjfgtOv— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) February 12, 2019
A few things about this very good video.
- I like that Russell is eating cake for his birthday. Power move.
- There are 11 ring pops on the cake, which is a beautiful tribute to his 11 NBA Championships.
- I’m honestly a little surprised those 85 candles didn’t set off a smoke alarm.
- “Every day I wake up ABOVE ground, is a good one” is both the best, and the most-real quote to put on your birthday cake when you’re 85.
- They had a fire extinguisher on hand. I don’t really know what they thought would happen with the cake, but prepare for the worst I guess.
- Once again, cake for breakfast.
Happy Birthday to Bill Russell, the living legend.