Onward: Red Auerbach (1917-2006)

Red Auerbach died tonight. The image “https://i1.wp.com/www.hickoksports.com/images/auerbach_red.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

May he be remembered not just as a winner, but as one of the true, quiet champions of racial equality to ever grace our space. To him starting five black players – in Boston, no less – when no one else would was simple: They were the five best cats on the team, so they were the starters. Period. To Red it was never about anything more or anything less. God Bless him. Hope I get his humidor.

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One thought on “Onward: Red Auerbach (1917-2006)

  1. Terry George says:

    As a African-American I remembered when theCelts had five men starting on their team. Red was a greatman and great basetball person. He knew thegame inside andout. Color didnt matter to him he played thebest. It took corage to do what he did at that time.He should be placed ith oter great men like Branch Rickey. As Martin Kingsaid one day we would be judge by the content of ourcharacternot the coor of our skin. He must ofhad ed in mind.

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