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Date revealed for Bill Russell statue unveiling

KWAPT (@KWAPT) October 16, 2013 Bill Russell, Celtics News 5 Comments

Via our good friend Paul Flannery comes more fantastic news on the Bill Russell Legacy Project:

David Stern, Jim Brown & Charles Barkley are just a few of the names on a star-studded list of those scheduled to attend. The ceremony will take place at Boston’s Government Center on November 1st. The Celtics will play their home opener later that night and it should be an epic evening. Head over to the project’s official site for more details, and read Flannery’s original Boston Magazine piece here. PFlanns was generous enough to spend some time with John and Jon of Celtics Stuff Live on Monday night where he talked more about what the Legacy Project means to him. Check out some video courtesy of the Boston Art Commission:

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  • vitamin d

    Are fans allowed to watch the ceremony?

    • KWAPT

      Yes-free and open to the public from what I’ve heard. You probably want to get there early too. Guessing thousands will show-especially with the unreal list of guests. Once a specific start time etc is announced, I’ll post it here too.

      • vitamin d

        Awesome KWAPT thanks!
        Also, I’ve always wanted to ask, does your name really stand for Kobe Wears a Purple Thong?

        • KWAPT

          Sorry-just saw this. Yes-K.W.A.P.T. is an acronym for Kobe Wears A Purple Thong. Long story short, a few years back, I was trying to pick a Twitter username, and the story about Jason Giambi wearing a gold thong to break out of a slump was in the news. That sparked the idea.

          Also, the time of the Russell statue ceremony has been announced-it will start at 2pm.

          • vitamin d

            Haha. So if I were to make one for Lebron, it would be LWART, pronounced LeWart. Lebron Wears a Red Thong.