Bob Cousy Rumors
“Good, solid point guards are difficult to come by. They had one in Kyrie [Irving], but he was a head case. They potentially had one in Kemba [Walker], although Kemba was a shooting guard more than a point guard. You need a penetrating point guard at that point who is a threat and then he passes off to the Tatums and the Browns. “I love Marcus Smart, but I don’t love him as a point guard. He thinks he’s the best point guard; he’s not but he’s still a positive factor.
“There’s something wrong,” the Cooz said after watching a recent Celtics debacle. “It’s just schoolyard. Run up and down and take the first shot that shows. There doesn’t seem to be intelligent direction. “I think a stabilizing piece is missing. They usually [expletive] it up in the fourth quarter when you need to be paying attention to business. “I hate to bring it back to a point guard but … you don’t have that control. When we got a lead of 6-8 points, that was when I would take it home. I just would not allow us to lose the lead.
Cousy is known to be occasionally self-deprecating about his playing career. He can be similarly self-deprecating when discussing his longevity, as when he said, “I live in a big house, and fortunately, my Florida daughter and her husband were with me during the summer, so I was sitting on my fat ass getting waited on hand and foot, and I loved it.” As he was when he was a basketball player, “I’m still a day-to-day guy. I’ve been so damned busy my entire life. But now — now — I have a lot of time to meditate and ask what’s it all about, Alfie, what are we doing here, how much of a role did the Jesuits play in my life, and all that stuff.”
Schayes, playing for the East, grabs the opening tip, passes it and the ball ends up in the hands of Bob Cousy, who passes back to an open Schayes in the left corner, where he launches that two-handed set shot, and … good. “They have the highlight and he’s running back (on defense), we’re like, ‘Is that the first basket in All-Star history?’ Danny Schayes recalled. “We ran it back, and … it was the first basket in All-Star history. “And I said, ‘Dad, why didn’t you ever tell us that you scored the first basket in All-Star history?’ And he was like, ‘What? What are you talking about?’ Didn’t know. No clue.”
The 1950s All-Decade Team for the NBA as voted on by AP Sports staffers directly engaged with the season-long NBA At 75 series. The team members are: Paul Arizin, Bob Cousy, George Mikan, Bob Pettit and Dolph Schayes.
Without looking at the NBPA’s documents, Steiner is confident they’ve got at least a six-figure stash on their hands. Individual pieces like Kobe’s letter or a LeBron James contract could easily fetch $25,000. Some documents, like player-by-player votes on a lockout, could be bundled, Steiner said, while others could be used to sell cheaper copied versions. But the union isn’t reaching out to any auction houses. Some of its collection could end up at the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the PA is also building out its own archive—named after its first president, Bob Cousy. It’s doing so with the help of Heritage Werks, which has supported dozens of sporting organizations’ efforts to digitize and leverage their collections. Heritage Werks founder Keir Walton said he focuses on helping companies improve their messaging and branding programs more than creating potential merchandising opportunities.