Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA Legends Kenny Smith and Julius Erving, laugh with Bill Russell as he is unable to blow out the trick candles on his 80th birthday cake during the 2014 NBA All Star Game Legends Brunch at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA All-Star Game 2014: Players sing happy birthday to Bill Russell (Video)

NBA legend Bill Russell turned 80 years old over the weekend and he was honored throughout NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Before tip-off of the All-Star Game on Sunday night, the best NBA players in the league showed their appreciate to Russell for all he has done for the game by singing “happy birthday” to him.

It was a great moment on the court as we saw the current generation of players honoring a true legend and showing their appreciation and now there is video thanks to the NBA’s official Instagram account.

If you missed the great moment from today’s game, here is a brief clip of when it all went down during the first-half:

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