come out here to watch the game," said Russell. "I came to
at the swollen ankle. "O.K., Bill," he said, "we'll have the doctor
look at it tomorrow. Relax—we'll see what he says."
said Russell. "I'm starved. How about something to eat before I go to
"We were just
going across the street, too," said Auerbach. "Come on."
So they all went
across the street to an all-night cafeteria and lined up at the counter with
their trays and talked about ankles and basketball and the importance of the
next night's game. The man back of the counter didn't move.
said, "I don't think they're going to serve me here."
right," said the man back of the counter. "We don't serve colored
They put away the
trays and went out on the sidewalk and stood there a while.
hamburger joint around the corner," said Auerbach. "Let's try
hungry," Russell said.