Bob Cousy, one of the greatest passers and playmakers in NBA history, was flashy before flashy was cool. "The Houdini of the Hardwood", he was the original "Human Highlight Film." He was magical before there was "Magic." Benched early in his college career because his coach didn't like his revolutionary, razzle-dazzle style, Cousy went on to help build the Boston Celtics of the 1950s and 1960s into basketball's most enduring dynasty-America's team. He was such a passionate and intense player that he would often suffer from stomach cramps and chest pains in the locker room before big games. more...
Full Name: Robert Joseph Cousy Born: 8/9/28 in New York High School: Andrew Jackson (Queens, N.Y.) College: Holy Cross Drafted by: Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1950) Transactions: Traded to Chicago Stags, 1950; Name drawn by Boston Celtics in dispersal draft (1950); Traded to Cincinnati Royals, 11/18/69
Height: 6-1; Weight: 175 lbs. Nickname: The Cooz; Houdini of the Hardwood Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1971); NBA champion (1957, '59, '60, '61, '62, '63); NBA MVP (1957); 10-time All-NBA First Team (1952-61); All-NBA Second Team (1962, '63); 13-time All-Star; All-Star MVP (1954, '57); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996).