Bill Russell finally got his statue. Amen.
“I am uncomfortable with honors such as this but my years as Captain of the Boston Celtics were the proudest moments of my career,” Boston Celtics Legend Bill Russell said. “Mayor Menino’s Boston has proven to be a City that embraces the diverse contributions of all its people and neighborhoods. I am thankful to the Celtics and all the contributors for the effort to create such a wonderful Mentoring program.”
Russell deserves a statue, and with a huge thanks to Paul Flannery, he will finally be turned into stone. That sounds weird, kind of like I’m comparing him to those falling blocks in Super Mario Brothers 3 or something. Maybe I should just say “he will now be immortalized forever.” A little better, don’tcha think?
Congrats, Bill. But we weren’t going to forget you anyway.