It’s Friday morning, just tryna get a leg up on the weekend 🏀🏃🏿♂️
The first game played at the new Madison Square Garden was the Celtics |@celtics versus the Detroit Pistons |@detroitpistons on February 14, 1968—pictured here!
Bill Russell, who played for the Celtics, joined Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul Jabbar as one of the tallest superstar centers in the league. These three giants changed the game.
🏀✊🏿 The same year @george.kalinsky
took this photo, Russell was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated |@sportsillustrated and eventually became one of the most decorated athletes in American sports history—while also fighting for racial equality and social justice and serving as an active member in the Black Panther movement.
See more images by Kalinsky—the official photographer of @thegarden—in
the photo exhibition “New York Through the Lens of George Kalinsky,” closing September 30.
📸 George Kalinsky. Bill Russell. February 14, 1968. New-York Historical Society. #billrussell #georgekalinsky #madisonsquaregarden #NBA #tbt
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📍New-York Historical Society |170 Central Park West |at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) |New York, NY 10024
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