NBC Sports Boston re-releases documentary on Celtics icon Bill Russell’s statue
When the City of Boston honored Hall of Fame Boston Celtics big man Bill Russell with a bronze statue, NBC Boston Sports made a documentary about it. The statute was created to commemorate Russell’s legendary career as a player and historic role as a humanitarian and activist fighting for civil rights in the 1960s until his passing in July of this year.
The network recently re-released the documentary ahead of the release of his Netflix documentary due out on Feb. 8, which traces his journey to joining the team and his relationship with its legendary coach and manager Red Auerbach, as well as the extraordinary work he did off the court as an activist.
To see the short film for yourself, narrated by teammate Tom Sanders and featuring Russell, Auerbach, Bob Cousy, Tommy Heinsohn, John Havlicek, Larry Bird, Sam Jones, Doc Rivers, Frank Ramsey, Wyc Grousbeck, Mike Gorman, Bob Ryan, David Stern, and Jim Brown among others, check out the clip embedded below.
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