“If there’s such a thing as a role model, it has to come from the people the kids are in day-to-day contact with — their family, their teachers, their counselors, their friends. Because I can play basketball doesn’t mean anything else. It doesn’t mean I’m a good person or a bad person. It doesn’t mean I’m bright. It doesn’t mean I’m dumb. It doesn’t mean anything. It just means that I could play basketball pretty good.”

Bill Russell

[tag]bill russell, quote, role model[/tag]