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Bill Russell statue long overdue

Boston finally will honor quintessential winner, civil rights advocate

Updated: May 4, 2011, 9:36 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

If there are going to be statues of athletes in Boston, and we have a few already, doesn't it make sense to have one of the single greatest winner in the history of team sports? One who also happened to play for the Boston Celtics?

Of course it does. The overwhelming reaction to the news that a statue of Bill Russell is in the works for the city of Boston simply has to be, "Well, it's about time." (The Celtics didn't say where the statue would be erected, but assured that one is coming.)

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