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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers civil rights, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell

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Once young Lew Alcindor was awkwardly presented Boston Celtics Big Man Hall of Fame Bill Russell in the Alcindor High gym, neither of them knew how close they would become through their iconic NBA careers and shared commitment to fighting for civil rights.

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Many decades later, the man once known as Alcindor — now much better known as Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — appeared on the PBS show Amanpour and Company to talk about the inspiring life of his friend after death. at age 88 last weekend.

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Watch the clip embedded below to hear the legendary civil rights activist himself describe how Russell paved the way for others.

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The story originally appeared on the Celtics Wire channel.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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