Skip to content

Bill Russell statue unveiled near Boston City Hall (VIDEO)

Nov 1, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

It’s overdue, but that shouldn’t take away from the honor.

In the storied history of the Celtics there have been none like Bill Russell — the 11-time NBA champion and one of the greatest players ever, but also a human rights activist, somebody who helped break ground in Boston and on a national stage. He’s a guy who got the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama. So a statue of him at City Hall in Boston is fitting. I just wish I could have been around to hear his stories.

Hat tip to CSNNE.com for the video.

  1. maikoch - Nov 2, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    And why did this take almost 50 years? Maybe because Boston is the most racist city not located in the South? They’ll have to build a Pumpsie Green statue next.

  2. onbucky96 - Nov 2, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    So…does the statue have a loaded handgun in it’s carry-on luggage?

    • davidly - Nov 2, 2013 at 7:20 AM

      Gotta show these youngbloods how it’s done.

  3. wisconsinhillfolk - Nov 3, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Bill Russell is the greatest professional basketball player of all time.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

What players stood out at World Cup?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. R. Rondo (2615)
  2. E. Bledsoe (2527)
  3. K. Bryant (2178)
  4. L. James (2068)
  5. D. Rose (1832)
  1. R. Allen (1695)
  2. N. Young (1606)
  3. K. Irving (1535)
  4. J. Hickson (1464)
  5. G. Oden (1409)