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Tonight’s Bill Russell special is a must watch

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) November 9, 2013 Bill Russell Comments Off on Tonight’s Bill Russell special is a must watch


 

CSNNE is airing a  special tonight on Bill Russell called “Russell in Bronze.”  I was given a preview of the show and it is absolutely a must watch for any Celtics fan.

It uses the statue just unveiled at City Hall Plaza as a jumping off point to look at Russell, his career, and his impact not only on basketball and the Celtics, but on society as a whole.  The story of him returning the keys to Marion, Indiana after a restaurant refused to serve the black Celtics is fantastic.  The on-the-court stuff is awesome too.  The story of his relationship with Red Auerbach should be used as a manual for all management everywhere.

Pardon me for gushing just a bit, but it really just highlights how amazing a person Bill Russell is.  As great as he was as a player…. and he’s one of the greatest of all time…. he was a better person.

Watch the special tonight after the Celtics-Heat game, or set your DVR’s.  For those of you who are out of town, we’ll share a link when it’s posted online.

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