Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell got an All-Star celebration for his 80th birthday as the crowd (and players, too) serenaded him with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" after the first quarter of Sunday's All-Star game in New Orleans. Players then flocked to greet Russell on the sideline.
But it was TNT's in-game interview with Russell after that took the cake. Our friends at CelticsHub transcribed part of the interview as Russell sounded off on LeBron James for leaving the 11-time NBA champ off his Mount Rushmore of NBA legends.
"Hey, thank you for leaving me off your Mount Rushmore. I’m glad you did," said Russell. "Basketball is a team game, it’s not for individual honors. I won back-to-back state championships in high school, back-to-back NCAA championships in college, I won an NBA championship my first year in the league, an NBA championship in my last year, and nine in between. That, Mr. James, is etched in stone."