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  1. Transcript of Obama's comments on Russell

    ESPNBoston.com

    In addition to making a push for the city of Boston to erect a statue of Bill Russell at the Medal of Freedom ceremony, President Barack Obama cited Russell as "someone who stood up for the rights and dignity of all men" -- not to mention calling him...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  2. C's on Medal recipient Russell

    Greg Payne

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesCeltics legend Bill Russell delivers his trademark laugh alongside president Barack Obama.WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics legend Bill Russell was among a group of 15 honorees awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday b...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  3. Bill Russell, Stan Musial receive Medal of Freedom

    resident Barack Obama recognized a pair of Hall of Fame athletes along with a former president and a civil rights hero Tuesday with the Medal of Freedom.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  4. St. Louis Cardinals' Stan Musial, Boston Celtics' Bill Russell am...

    Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial and Celtics legend Bill Russell are among the 2010 winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2010
  5. Bill Russell to receive the Medal of Freedom

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Viser of the Boston Globe reports: Obama will name Russell as one of the recipients of a 2010 Medal of Freedom, according to a White House official. He joins a range of others, including former President George H. W. Bush, Chancellor Angela Mer...

    Blog | November 17, 2010