Wednesday, April 3, 2013
the last book I ever read (Bill Bradley's Life on the Run, excerpt sixteen)
from Life on the Run by Bill Bradley:
Russell never got as much recognition as he deserved. Race was one reason. During the early sixties no black artists got adequate publicity. Then, too, perhaps pro basketball did not have the national following sufficient to merit enormous press attention. Most probably, I think he was overlooked because his greatest accomplishments were in the game’s subtleties and in seeking to guarantee team victory in a society which tends to focus attention on the individual achiever.