Bob Cousy

1928 - Today

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Robert Joseph Cousy (, born August 9, 1928) is an American retired professional basketball player. Cousy played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963, and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969–70 season. Making his high school varsity squad as a junior, he went on to earn a scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross, where he led the Crusaders to berths in the 1948 NCAA Tournament and 1950 NCAA Tournament, and won NCAA All-American honors for three seasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Cousy has received more than 1,688,898 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Bob Cousy is the 19th most popular basketball player, the 2,027th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,692nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Bob Cousy ranks 19 out of 1,264Before him are Dražen Petrović, Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Radivoj Korać, LeBron James, and Karl Malone. After him are John Havlicek, Charles Barkley, George Mikan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Sergei Belov, and Krešimir Ćosić.

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Among people born in 1928, Bob Cousy ranks 122Before him are Capucine, Hayden White, Daniel Nathans, Joseph Kittinger, Ion Mihai Pacepa, and Yaacov Agam. After him are José Bonaparte, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Lorna Wing, Fumihiko Maki, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Cécile Aubry.

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Among people born in United States, Bob Cousy ranks 2,027 out of 15,968Before him are Henry L. Stimson (1867), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), George H. Hitchings (1905), Lionel Stander (1908), Ian Somerhalder (1978), and Larry Holmes (1949). After him are Linda Evans (1942), Tod Browning (1880), Moby (1965), Hilary Swank (1974), Lee Krasner (1908), and Delphine LaLaurie (1787).


Among basketball players born in United States, Bob Cousy ranks 17Before him are Clyde Drexler (1962), Scottie Pippen (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), Julius Erving (1950), LeBron James (1984), and Karl Malone (1963). After him are John Havlicek (1940), Charles Barkley (1963), George Mikan (1924), Elgin Baylor (1934), John Stockton (1962), and Bob Pettit (1932).