Wednesday, February 22, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Maywood native and Proviso East basketball legend Doc Rivers delivered a shout-out to Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell for an inspiring video produced by the NBA for Black History Month.
Most people think of Bill Russell as this great winner, and he was,” Rivers says. “I don’t think people realize all the things that he pioneered. He stood up in times when it was very hard to stand up.”
That’s not a surprising perspective coming from Rivers, who hasn’t hesitated to stand up himself on some critical contemporary issues, like that time he chimed on the Colin Kaepernick protests (the Orange County Register’s story — click here — on that stance is worth reading again).
See the NBA’s roughly minute-long clip here. VFP