Russell won 11 championships with the Celtics, was a 12-time All-Star and five-time MVP. He averaged 15 points and 23 (!) rebounds in 13 seasons with Boston. He’s undergone a modern era of appreciation and has embraced Boston after years of a complicated relationship with the city over a variety of issues.
Source: Matt Moore, CBS Sports Bill Russel Statue to Be Unveiled by Damian Arbuckle