Bill Russell photo: who are those guys? has posted some interesting old photos of Bill Russell, the great Boston Celtics’ center. One of the pictures, number 6 of 25, shows him with some other athletes, including Jim Brown, Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and Muhammad Ali. There are eight other unidentified men in the photo and I want to know who they are. The picture has two dates on it, 1960 and 1963, and appears to be at a press event for station WGAR (which is now the call letters for a country music radio station in Cleveland).

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The fellow in the back row, third from the right looks like Willie Davis of the Green Bay Packers but I’m clueless about the other guys. Willie Davis

You’ve got them all here (bottom of page). It says the photo dates back to 1967, which is more realistic than 1963 since Ali didn’t get called until then.