Bob Cousy

1928 - Today

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Robert Joseph Cousy ( KOO-zee, born August 9, 1928) is an American former professional basketball player. He played point guard for the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963, and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals during the 1969–70 season. A 13-time NBA All-Star and 1957 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), Cousy was a core piece during the early half of the Celtics dynasty winning six NBA championships during his 13-year tenure with the Celtics. Nicknamed "The Houdini of the Hardwood", Cousy was the NBA assists leader for eight consecutive seasons, introducing a new blend of ball-handling and passing skills to the NBA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Cousy has received more than 2,715,554 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Bob Cousy is the 32nd most popular basketball player (down from 22nd in 2019), the 2,836th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,559th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Bob Cousy ranks 32 out of 1,757Before him are Elgin Baylor, John Havlicek, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Derrick Rose. After him are George Mikan, Ben Wallace, John Stockton, Dirk Nowitzki, Anatoli Polivoda, and Bob Pettit.

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Among people born in 1928, Bob Cousy ranks 185Before him are Édouard Molinaro, Emilio Pericoli, Jo Schlesser, Arnfinn Bergmann, Gordie Howe, and Aleksey Batalov. After him are Jack Tramiel, Helen Frankenthaler, Jean Vanier, Lorna Wing, Cannonball Adderley, and William Peter Blatty.

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Among people born in United States, Bob Cousy ranks 2,836 out of 20,380Before him are Andrew Wyeth (1917), William P. Rogers (1913), Nick Castle (1947), Ronny Cox (1938), Jessica Biel (1982), and LP (1981). After him are Charles Koch (1935), Angelo Dundee (1921), Michael Bolton (1953), Bea Arthur (1922), Gene Krupa (1909), and Lindsay Wagner (1949).


Among basketball players born in United States, Bob Cousy ranks 21Before him are Oscar Robertson (1938), Elgin Baylor (1934), John Havlicek (1940), Scottie Pippen (1965), Karl Malone (1963), and Derrick Rose (1988). After him are George Mikan (1924), Ben Wallace (1974), John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), Charles Barkley (1963), and Moses Malone (1955).