Bill Russell celebrated his 85th birthday with cake for breakfast and 11 ring pops

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Good breakfast.

A legend like Bill Russell deserves a legendary cake, and he got that in celebration of his 85th birthday.

A few things about this very good video.

  1. I like that Russell is eating cake for his birthday. Power move.
  2. There are 11 ring pops on the cake, which is a beautiful tribute to his 11 NBA Championships.
  3. I’m honestly a little surprised those 85 candles didn’t set off a smoke alarm.
  4. “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.
  5. 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.
  6. Once again, cake for breakfast.

Happy Birthday to Bill Russell, the living legend.

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