• Pat

    There’s a statue of Red Auerbach, too, on a bench between buildings in Quincy Market.

  • Jas

    It’s (over)due. How can each of us help get him the statue?

  • Paul

    I started watching baskeball in 1969, the first game I watched on TV, in black and white, was the Celtics. I fell in love with Bill and the Celtics. I have been a fan ever since. Give him a statue!!!

  • chuck

    You guys are a city full of insufferable sports fans and unapologetic racists. No one is surprised Bill Russell doesn’t have a statue.

  • Charles OFD

    I 100% agree, however who chose the statue depicted in your article? It would support Bill’s position that we did not appreciate the Man. That’s a fine statue for Cousy, but a statue of Mr. Russell should depict his Determination to rise above his opponents and reject their offerings. The 3 D’s Desire Determination & Defense. A superb Warrior !

  • jang

    How many people can you fit inside of a LeBron James love triangle?


  • Doug

    For those of us who follow all team Sports in Boston, Bill is one of the Greatest NBA Players of his time and for the city of Boston. Ted was for Boston’s MLB Red Sox, Bobby for Boston’s NHL Bruins and Red for the Celtics as the Grandfather with Bill as the Father of the Celtics. No Combo of two people in any sport is so deserving. So now it’s Mr Russell’s time!
    Get it done Please!!!!

  • Doug

    Mr. Flannery –
    What is the best way to reach you directly? I am one of the originators of the Facebook group promoting a statue for Russell and I have some info for you.

  • Aaron

    I really can’t see what the argument against this is.

  • Dominick R Nicotera

    I am not a millionaire or I would be a factor in recognizing Bill Russell not only as a great Celtic but a great thinker. I always loved the Celtics and his style, selflessness, comments and humility have always impressed me. It is what youth need today and what is too often lost or avoided by professional athletes. I am a professional mental health practitioner, at a college and in private practice. I would value Bill Russell’s presence to get a message across to our students. I wish that I can just have him speak to our student body at our college one time. If there is a way to make it happen I would work on it. In my books, he is a great athlete, but most important he is a man, a role model and has insight to share.
    Thank You Bill
    Dominick R Nicotera