Bill Russell Commemorated With Statue In Boston [VIDEO]

tumblr_mvlot8EEkj1qk2yjdo1_500 Bill Russell achieved incomparable accomplishments in his 13 years of playing in the NBA professionally. ...

Bill Russell achieved incomparable accomplishments in his 13 years of playing in the NBA professionally. Eleven championships, five MVPs and 12 First All-NBA team appearances warranted Boston to award the legend with a statue in his likeness at City Hall.

"The biggest honor I got playing for the Celtics is they made me the captain," Russell said humbly at a press conference. From there, he gave a class act speech on how appreciative he was to the Celtics organization.

Having clearly championed his on-court battles, Russell also faced mounds of adversity due to his race during a time where Blacks experienced prejudice and inequality on a daily basis.

President Barack Obama was there to greet the blueprint for centers. Hear Bill Russell speak below, and find a photo of him with the POTUS on the next page.

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