Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 4:54 pm  |  9 responses

Bill Russell Honored With Statue in Boston

Bill Russell is the latest NBA great to be immortalized with a statue in the city of Boston. NBA.com reports: “The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation in partnership with the newly formed Bill Russell Legacy Committee announced today they will erect a statue of Bill Russell in the city of Boston designed by a local artist. In commemoration of Russell’s accomplishments as the greatest champion in the history of professional sports, as a national leader in human rights and as a dedicated advocate for youth mentoring, the Bill Russell Legacy Project will also develop a Mentoring Grant program in Russell’s name to ensure his passion is carried on by expanding the resources for mentoring programs in the city of Boston.”

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  • http://bulls.com airs

    wait WHAT, this dude doesn’t already have a statue??

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Nah, just kidding. Russell most definitely deserves a statue.

  • Hambone

    They should have one of Danny Ainge… But make it a piñata so people can JFK it’s face in

  • mike

    Long overdue. Why did it take this long?

  • Ryan

    They realized that a Bill Russell statue would immediately be tougher and more effective than any of the Celtics current big men.

  • irondan21

    I agree with mike

  • S_kemp

    people think its a statue of bill russel its actually just shaq standing out the front of the garden…

  • MikeC.

    About time. I assumed he had a statue already. This sets a pretty solid precedent for Celtic greatness. Who’s up next? Cousy? Hondo? Cowens? Bird? McHale? Chief?

  • toinefan88

    What other NBA greats have statues in Boston? I’m guessing Bird.