Bill Russell Takes A Knee 

Posted: 4:35 pm Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

By Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5


Perhaps the best visual was delivered by NBA icon Bill Russell, who shared a photo of himself kneeling while wearing his Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

“Proud to take a knee, and to stand tall against social injustice,” the photo’s caption reads, followed by the hashtags #takeaknee #medaloffreedom #NFL #BillRussell #MSNBC.

Around his neck is the Presidential Medal of Freedom he was awarded by President Barack Obama in 2011.

Russell, 83, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975, was an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and won five NBA MVP awards. The first player to win an NBA championship, college title and Olympic gold medal, he went on to become the first African-American to coach a team in one of the major professional sports.