Celtics to fittingly honor Bill Russell with statue


It only seems fitting.

Long discussed plans for a Bill Russell statue in Boston are going to become a reality, tweets Jessica Camerato of CSN New England. It will be designed by a local artist

Russell on statue: “I am uncomfortable w honors such as this but my yrs as Capt. of the BOS Celtics were the proudest moments of my career.”

Tied to this, the Bill Russell Foundation will develop a mentoring grant program designed to help Boston youth. Which sounds like a very wise, very Bill Russell thing to do.

This is a deserved honor — Russell is arguably the greatest Celtic of them all. The defensive anchor of a team that collected rings like no other team in any other era of the NBA (Russell has 11). He’s a 12-time All-Star and 5-time MVP. He’s a living legend.

Given the Medal of Freedom and a statue in Boston… not a bad year for Russell. Not bad at all.