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Bob Cousy

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Robert Joseph Cousy ( KOO-zee, born August 9, 1928) is an American former professional basketball player. Cousy 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), he 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 2,396,854 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Bob Cousy is the 22nd most popular basketball player (down from 19th in 2019), the 2,565th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,026th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Bob Cousy ranks 22 out of 1,268Before him are Dražen Petrović, Radivoj Korać, Karl Malone, Krešimir Ćosić, Arvydas Sabonis, and Uljana Semjonova. After him are Dražen Dalipagić, Sergei Belov, Elgin Baylor, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton, and Mirza Delibašić.

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Among people born in 1928, Bob Cousy ranks 157Before him are Joseph Kittinger, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Alexis Korner, Anne Sexton, Ulric Neisser, and Jo Schlesser. After him are Ralph Waite, Héctor Rial, Pancho Gonzales, Adrian Frutiger, Pavel Kohout, and Gerald Bull.

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Among people born in United States, Bob Cousy ranks 2,565 out of 18,182Before him are Frank Marshall (1877), Rip Torn (1931), Stephen Foster (1826), John Adams (1947), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), and Janet Jackson (1966). After him are Cissy Houston (1933), Robert Hansen (1939), Edward Herrmann (1943), Thomas Eakins (1844), Melissa McCarthy (1970), and David Duke (1950).


Among basketball players born in United States, Bob Cousy ranks 17Before him are Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), LeBron James (1984), Scottie Pippen (1965), Julius Erving (1950), and Karl Malone (1963). After him are Elgin Baylor (1934), John Stockton (1962), Sam Jones (1933), John Havlicek (1940), George Mikan (1924), and Derrick Rose (1988).