russell obama President Obama Honors Russell and Musial...Sports legends Stan Musial and Bill Russell were among the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom yesterday. 

Russell a twelve time All-Star played with the Boston Celtics from 1956-69, he was a five time league MVP, a winner of 11 NBA championships, and the first African-American coach in professional sports. 

President Obama Talks About Bill Russell’s Accomplishments…

musial obama ap2 President Obama Honors Russell and Musial...Musial was a three-time MVP over his 22-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals.  He was a 24-time All-Star due to years when multiple All-Star Games were played. 

President Obama Praises Former MLB All-Star Stan Musial…

The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor.  It is generally given in recognition of a lifetime of service or at the conclusion of a distinguished career.  Former President George H.W. Bush, musician Yo-Yo Ma and writer Maya Angelou and investor Warren Buffett also received the award on Tuesday.

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