Scenes from Obama's trip to Boston
Globe Staff Photo / Essdras M Suarez
Celtics Hall of Famer Bill Russell also spoke about not being a leading scorer, but a leading passer. "Let's all work together to accomplish our goal," said Russell, who recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama.
Russell will be honored with a statue in Boston. The Celtics will also launch the Bill Russell Legacy Project, which will work with the Mass Mentoring Partnership to fund grants for mentoring programs throughout the city.