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Does Boston Celtics Hall of Fame big man Bill Russell get enough respect?

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It is a known fact that Boston Celtics Hall of Fame big man Bill Russell did not get the love he deserved while winning championships for the Celtics as a player or a coach. While leading the team to 11 championships, he was not met with sold-out stadiums. Instead, Russell had to deal with the cruelty of racism on and off the court. Now, the NBA Finals MVP is named after him, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is in the Hall of Fame, and many players have shared the impact Russell has had on them.

Although, when ranking the NBA top 10 best players of all time, the player with the most championship is not even cemented in many lists. Does Bill Russell get enough respect?

Celtics Champion and host of Boston Celtics Radio Network Cedric Maxwell recently joined the CLNS Media “Celtics Beat” podcast to reflect on the matter in the following clip.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire