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Bob Cousy

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy

Profession: NBA Point Guard

United States of America

Biography: In his first 11 NBA seasons, he led the league in assists eight straight times and introduced a new blend of ball-handling and passing skills that earned him the nicknames "The Houdini of the Hardwood" and "Mr. Basketball".

Born: August 9, 1928
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA
Age: 93 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1950-12-08 NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

Historical Events

  • 1950-10-05 Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown & coach Red Auerbach draw lots out of hat for 3 members of defunct Chicago Stags franchise; hit jackpot with future 6-time NBA champion, Bob Cousy
  • 1950-11-01 Celtics' forward Chuck Cooper becomes first African American to play in the NBA in Boston's 107-84 loss at Fort Wayne Pistons; future Hall of Famer Bob Cousy also debuts for Celtics
  • 1954-01-21 4th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 98-93 (OT); MVP: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics, PG
  • 1954-01-21 First time in All-Star history, an overtime period is needed to decide a winner; Boston Celtics' guard Bob Cousy's 10-point OT scoring burst gave the East a 98-93 win; Cousy wins All-Star MVP honours
  • 1957-01-15 7th NBA All-Star Game, Boston Garden: East beats West, 109-97; MVP: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics, PG
  • 1959-02-27 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers
  • 1961-11-25 NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
  • 1963-04-24 Future Basketball Hall of Fame point guard Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game for Boston as Celtics beat LA Lakers, 112-109 in Game 6 for their 5th straight NBA C'ship

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