Not everyone is into the idea of honoring Bill Russell’s career with a cross-league jersey retirement

The NBA has announced plans to honor the late, league-wide great man of the Boston Celtics Hall of Fame, Bill Russell, and his No. 6 jersey, which he wore on every team in the league during his legendary career with the Celtics (currently #6 wearer), retired grandfather in) to honor Russell not only for his achievements in basketball, but also for his distinguished advocacy for civil rights and social justice in general.
But not everyone is happy about this; More upset at the timing than the idea, FOX Sports Radio's Rob Parker has struggled with giving Russell his flowers posthumously. And Parker isn't alone in feeling that way, but the balance between an honor and a preemptive obituary is delicate.
What is the best way to honor the living, then?
Listen to Parker for yourself and decide if what he has to say about honoring Russell (and athletes in general) makes sense.
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