Today in NBA History – Aug 9

1928 – Bob Cousy was born in New York City, New York.  Known as the “Houdini of the Hardwood” and “Mr. Basketball”, Cousy was considered ahead of his time when he played for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s and 60s.

Cousy was a 6x NBA Champion, a 13 time NBA All-Star (winning the All-Star MVP award in 1954 and 1957).  Cousy was also a member of the All-NBA First Team (1952-1961) and All-NBA Second Team (1962 and 1963).

Mr. Basketball was named to the NBA 25th and 35th Anniversary Team as well as the 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

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