William Felton "Bill" Russell
Receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011)
Born: 12 February 1934, Monroe, Louisiana
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- Don't knock the ball in the stands, keep it in your hands! permalink
- Durability is part of what makes a great athlete. permalink
- I tried to treat them like me, and some of them weren't. permalink
- Like alcohol, sports doesn't lie. What it reveals about a person under its influence was just hiding. permalink
Second Wind (1979)
- To me, one of the most beautiful things to see is a group of men coordinating their efforts toward a common goal, alternately subordinating and asserting themselves to achieve real teamwork in action. I tried to do that, we all tried to do that, on the Celtics. I think we succeeded permalink
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