Over the weekend, we lost a giant in the world of sports, the legendary and incomparable Bill Russell. Bill Russell’s legacy extends far beyond the basketball court. At a time when we hear NBA players being told to “shut up and dribble,” we know that Bill didn’t prescribe to this philosophy. He was an all-star both on and off the court. He never played the victim and was generally a quiet storm, but also instrumental in working behind the scenes to give a voice to the voiceless during the Civil Rights Movement.
May he rest in peace and power.