Found August 09, 2012 on
The most amazing part of Bob Cousy's legendary career may be the fact that he came so close, so often, to stopping or being blocked along his path to the NBA. As the "Houdini of the Hardwood" celebrates his 84th birthday on Thursday, it is unimaginable that a professional basketball career was not in Cousy's sights until late in his college career at Holy Cross. Even then, Celtics president Red Auerbach was not enamored with the point guard. The Celtics instead drafted Charlie Share while Cousy went to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. It was only fitting that even at the doorstep...

Happy Birthday, Bob Cousy

Before Rondo, before Tiny, before DJ, there was Cous. Robert Joseph Cousy. Celtics legend, NBA Hall of Famer, 6-time NBA Champion…I could go on for days. As John reminded me earlier today via his Instagram, today is Cousy’s 84th birthday. So if you’re not familiar with Cous, first..shame on you! Secondly, take a moment today to celebrate his legacy. Reflect on all he did for...

Happy Birthday to the Houdini of the Hardwood

When thinking about how special Rajon Rondo is, we can't forget another Celtics point guard who was very special also. Robert Joseph Cousy turns 84 today. Just as Bill Russell revolutionized the way the NBA played the game with his defense, Bob Cousy revolutionized the way the NBA played the game with his ball handling. Cousy is one of the most loved and revered Celtics of...
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