Friday, October 22 2021

In the aftermath of both Boston Celtics icons Paul Pierce and Bill Russell being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame — Russell for his second time as a coach — the outline of the league’s historical profile shifted ever so slightly, but importantly.

A growing awareness perhaps not as present as it should have been among younger Celtics and NBA fans of the cultural impact of Russell not only on the game but on US society more generally seems to have more firmly talent root at the same time as the longstanding feud between the various players from Boston’s last title looks to have relaxed, if but a bit.

Around the common cause of remembering all-time greats, past slights can be healed — and that healing and increased awareness were the topics of conversation between host of ESPN’s “The Jump” Richard Jefferson and Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

Give the video embedded above for some takes on both of these entangled Celtics topics as we wrap up our coverage of this year’s Hoops Hall inductions.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!


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