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Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Many great figures would go on to be inducted in the following years, but there was one basketball player many touted as the greatest winner of all-time. That man is Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. Russell played at Kansas University from 1956 to 1958 where he averaged almost 30 points a game. He would get the Jayhawks to a Final Four appearance in 1957. He was eventually drafted by the Boston Celtics after he won a gold medal in the 1956 Summer Olympics. In 13 seasons with the Celtics, he won a staggering 11 championships, rightfully cementing his place in multiple Halls of Fame. He was subjected to racism from Boston fans due to his African American roots, but he has since forgiven the city .
All in all, this Hall of Fame's illustrious lineup isn't the only thing that attracts attention from the public. The venue has held an annual golf tournament for the past 15 years . The venue has also had Speaker Tours featuring multiple inductees in a traveling exhibit across Kansas. The 2015 tour will travel to 22 different communities from January to November  . Spectators are also able to purchase personalized pavers (bricks) with the name of an individual or team they would like to remember. These bricks will be put in the Kansas walk of Fame at the Wichita Boathouse .
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Wichita, Kansas 67202
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