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  1. Others in praise of Bill Russell

    Feb 16, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Bill Russell is a legend. A legend in a way we so rarely see athletes be anymore — a powerful force off the court for his beliefs as well as on it. Today taking a stand might get in the way of endorsement deals, so most players (particularly elite ones) steer clear of controversial topics.…

  2. Video: Watch Bill Russell get the Medal of Freedom

    Feb 15, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

    President Obama Honors Medal Of Freedom Recipients

    Celtics legend Bill Russell was given Medal of Freedom today at the White House by President Barack Obama. Here is what Obama had to say about Russell: “Bill Russell, the man, is someone who stood up for the rights and dignity of all men. He marched with King; he stood by Ali. When a restaurant…

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