NBA basketball legend Bill Russell may be the greatest team player in the history of the sport.
Five-time NBA MVP. Twelve-time All-Star. Center for a basketball dynasty that won 11 NBA championships. Michael Jordan can’t match that.
Bill Russell still has his eye on basketball. He’s been watching the playoffs underway right now — and thinking about his lifelong friendship with the Boston Celtics coach, Red Auerbach, who helped him cross color lines and go for greatness.
This hour, On Point: A conversation on life, friendship, and basketball with all-time great, Bill Russell.
From Newton, Mass., we’re joined by Dan Shaughnessy, sports columnist for The Boston Globe. He’s the author of many books, including “Seeing Red: The Red Auerbach Story.”
And from Hanover, N.H., is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic, native Bostonian and lifelong Celtics fan.