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Post by bobheckler on Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:53 pm

89 years young.  The man first great point guard of the NBA.






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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:12 pm

89. Wow. Makes me feel even older. I remember the day he retired, my Mom and Dad went to the game and left me home!!!! I got them later!!! God Bless, Bob. Happy Healthy Birthday
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Post by dboss on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:18 pm

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Post by swish on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:47 pm

He was all about winning - but always recognized that he was in the entertainment business as well - the first of the showtime ball handlers in the Nba it was always SHOW TIME for Cousy and he didn't disappoint.

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Post by Matty on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:49 pm

We love ya Cooz!!
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Post by BleedGreen on Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:50 pm

Happy bday Cooz!
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Post by gyso on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:18 pm

Happy birthday Robert Joseph Cousy.  I don't remember your playing days, but I remember your sideline commentary.  You had a great career.

I imagine that photo was taken on the 30th or 40th anniversary of the 1957 championship.  Does anyone know for sure?

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Post by Ktronic1 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:37 pm

bobheckler wrote:89 years young.  The man first great point guard of the NBA.






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My man!89 though? Wow!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday

Post by bobheckler on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:03 pm

swish wrote:He was all about winning - but always recognized that he was in the entertainment business as well - the first of the showtime ball handlers in the Nba it was always SHOW TIME for  Cousy and he didn't disappoint.

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He was also the first president of the NBA Player's Union, in 1954. It was the first player's union of any of the major sports. His successor? Tommy.


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Post by NYCelt on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:13 pm

There's a great multi panel display of Cooz at the Springfield HOF. The panels stand about 8 feet high, and about 4 feet in width. Each is a freeze-frame shot of him picking the ball up off the dribble, around his back, and up for a layup. I think there are around 7 panels in the sequence.
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