Basketball Jersey

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 3/19/2010

During his thirteen seasons with the Boston Celtics, Bob Cousy (b. 1928) played in thirteen consecutive All-Star Games and earned two All–Star MVP awards, among many other accolades. This “Houdini of the Hardwood” introduced speed and flamboyant ball-handling skills previously unseen in professional basketball. His ambidexterity launched the playing style that made him one of basketball's first superstars. Making the game fun to watch, “The Cooz” built an avid audience for the struggling National Basketball Association.

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