Cavs Legend Michael "Campy" Russell presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Russell spent seven seasons with the Cavs and remains a big part of their organization

James Rapien
May 20, 2019 - 11:42 am
Feb 17, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Television personalities Jeff Phelps (left) and Campy Russell before a game with the Miami Heat at the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cavaliers Legend Michael “Campy” Russell was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award from the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation on Sunday night. He was one of four honorees inducted into the 2019 Class of Lifetime Achievers. 

“We are extremely proud of Campy for this well-deserved recognition,” Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski said in a statement from the team. “He has always been an influential part of our team, as a Cavaliers Legend and as a passionate leader in the Cleveland community. We are very fortunate to have someone with as much heart and history as Campy representing our organization.”

Russell is a broadcast analyst on "Cavaliers Live" which airs before and after every Cavaliers game on Fox Sports Ohio. He's also the Cavaliers' Director of Alumni Relations. He helps connect former players with the organization, which keeps them involved in the community after their playing days are over. 

Russell spend seven seasons with the Cavaliers, including 1979 when he was an Eastern Conference All-Star. 

He rejoined the Cavs organization in 2002 and helped create. their annual Black Heritage Celebration, which recognizes accomplishments of African Americans today, and throughout history.

Russell was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.