Boston unveils statue of NBA great Bill Russell
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Bill Russell, one of the greatest Celtics of all time, is now a permanent fixture in Boston.
Russell, who played and coached for a combined 13 years in Boston, won 11 championships with the team.
"This is really embarrassing because I don't know what this is all about," Russell said.
The bronze statue of Russell is located on City Hall Plaza for all to see.
Mayor Menino, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Governor Deval Patrick and more familiar faces were on hand at the ceremony.
“Through his career he has stood up for civil and human rights and social justice and every time he did that it made America and my life better,” Patrick said.
Russell thanked his friends and family for their support through his career and life.
“Of all the things that have happened to me in my life the single most important thing is the friends that I’ve made,” he said.