Off-topic: Bill Russell statue

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    Off-topic: Bill Russell statue

    It doesn't look like him at all!  Bummer to get that wrong.

     
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    Re: Off-topic: Bill Russell statue

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    In response to LuvsThosePats' comment:

    It doesn't look like him at all!  Bummer to get that wrong.




    Looks good to me.

    I dislike Russell, however.  Around 20 years ago, this place "Vince's" used to hold huge autograph shows around Boston.  You could meet some of the greatest players in sports history and get autographs for $10 or so.

    Unless you wanted Bill Russell's autograph.

    That was $250.

    F him.



    You're of course entitled to your opinion and certainly to express it.  There are those of us who were fortunate enough to remember the Russell days and to have seen Russ play.   To me, there is no athlete ever to play in any sport in Boston who comes close to Russ and I mean no disrespect to anyone.  He won 11 championships in 13 years, 2 of those as player/coach.  That feat will never be equaled much less exceeded.  Without question the most intense and competitive professional athlete I have ever seen. 

    I really couldn't care less what Russ wanted for his autograph (I don't collect them anyway).  I have memories of him playing that are worth far more than a signature on a piece of paper.

    By the way, N-A-S, and I mean this with all due respect, except for the obvious outlying disruptive individuals who come here just to insult Pats fans, you lead the league in negativity. 

     
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    Re: Off-topic: Bill Russell statue

    In response to LuvsThosePats' comment:

    It doesn't look like him at all!  Bummer to get that wrong.




    Agreed.   If this were just a bust unveiled somewhere in the USA and you were asked to guess who it was most people (and I'm talking people who are familiar with Russ) would have a hard time identifying him.  the nose, cheekbones, and hair are all wrong for starters.

     
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    Re: Off-topic: Bill Russell statue

    "Unless you wanted Bill Russell's autograph.

    That was $250.

    F him."

    Yeah never mind he led his team to an insane amount of titles during a time when he had to endure a great deal of racial abuse/discrimination/ignorance. 

    Never mind that is a model for the educated athlete who is concerned with broader issues not just his bling, never mind that he was the first black coach in the NBA amongst many other pioneering accomplishments - because for some reason you coudln't get his autograph affordably (by the way, who cares?) then you reject his legacy. 

    One of the more selfish and myopic opinions I ever heard. That's like saying "Larry Bird doesn't deserve a statue because his kid peed on my lawn once"

     
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