Red Auerbach died tonight.
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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