Friday, February 18, 2011

Bill Russell Man of Valor

Bill Russell will always be remembered in Boston sports history as the basketball superstar who was handpicked by Red Auerbach -- first to be the anchor of the Celtics dynasty run as the center on so many wonderful teams; and then to be Red's successor as coach of the Celtics.  Growing up in the Boston area when Havlicek Stole The Ball, I always knew that Russ would outdual Wilt Chamberlain or Nate Thurmond or any other opponent for that matter.  

It will be great to see a permanent representation of Russell's impact on the area in the form of a statue. (Click on link in title to this post). I'd like to see Red's sculpture moved from Quincy Market to be next to Russell's -- near the old Garden. 

The USF Dons team with Russell and KC Jones as teammates must have been something!

Bill Russell's accomplishments are legend.  He is most deserving of the Medal of Honor recognition.