- 1/ Just finished Red and Me by Bill Russell. It’s a beautiful book about their relationship and worth reading. One bit I can’t shake is how misunderstood Russ’ game was even after he led USF to multiple championships. He was misunderstood because he didn’t fit the “center” mold
“Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever….[He] has produced a moving tribute to his friend and, in a larger sense, to friendship.” —Booklist In Red and Me, Boston Celtics basketball legend Bill Russell pays homage to his mentor and coach, the inimitable Red Auerbach. A poignant remembrance of a life-altering relationship in the tradition of Big Russ and Me and Tuesdays With Morrie, Red and Me tells an unforgettable story of one unlikely and enduring friendship set against the backdrop of the greatest basketball dynasty in NBA history.