from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cousy, Robert Joseph Known as "Bob.” Born 1928. American basketball player and coach. As a guard for the Boston Celtics (1950-1963), he led the National Basketball Association in assists eight times and led the Celtics to six NBA titles between 1957 and 1963.


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  • So Cousy is a Nets fan now, if only because he's an advocate for a playmaker's poetic license. - Kidd carrying torch for Cousy

  • After Hundley rifled the ball past a gambling Bob Cousy who was frantically rushing back to cover him after double-teaming West, a potential Lakers hero caught the ball in rhythm, then released.

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  • Haunted by images of Bob Cousy dribbling out Lakers title hopes, Red Auerbach lighting a victory cigar, then John Havlicek deflecting a pass over to Sam Jones, the next thing I saw in this recurring nightmare was a color clip showing a partisan crowd from 1984 storming the parquet floor in utter delirium.

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  • After scoring to tie the game at 115 apiece, West then deflected an inbound pass to Bob Cousy with four seconds remaining on the dead run.

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  • Sam Jones scored five of his 27 points in the extra period, Ramsey added 23 of his own, and the Lakers could only watch Bob Cousy run time out on their title hopes with an expert display of right-handed dribbling.

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  • Twelve minutes before the ghosts of Celtics past and those relentless nightmares of Cousy, Hondo, Russell and Bird would be replaced by the dawning of a new day; one filled with the peace of knowing the fact would be gone forever, and those damn ghosts would go on with their lives.

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  • Adjusting their personnel, old standbys Cousy, Sharman, Ramsey and future championship coaches Heinsohn and K.C. Jones were replaced by Bailey Howell, Larry Siegfried, Don Nelson and future all-time great John Havlicek.

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  • Running into a powerful Celtic team led by Hall of Famers Russell, Cousy and Bill Sharman one that finished with a 52-20 regular-season record and dispatched the Syracuse Nationals in a tough, seven-game Eastern Conference Finals series, the Lakers managed to keep every game close in the World Championship Series…

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  • A fast-breaking unit that was also a premier defensive power, the Boston Celtics fielded six future Hall of Famers in Cousy, Russell, K.C. Jones, Frank Ramsey, Sam Jones and Tommy Heinsohn.

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  • That is especially true over a long career, with the early co-stars of both Cousy, Sherman, Hensohn for the Celtics, Jabbar and Copper for Magic retiring before Russ and Magic did.

    Mike Lux: The Most Valuable of All


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