Bob Cousy Rumors
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.
His dream NBA starting five comes from a mixture of eras. Albert went with LeBron James and Larry Bird as his forwards with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at center and Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan as his guards. “I think if they played today, their bodies would be in different shape and they would be adjusting. Bird was already a very good 3-point shooter anyway,” he said. “I even think a guy like Bob Cousy would have been able to alter his game because you have more small guards in the game now than you did at a certain period years ago.”
A statue in honor of Boston Celtics and Holy Cross great Bob Cousy was unveiled Friday outside the DCU Center. The 92-year-old hall-of-fame point guard was in attendance for the 2 p.m. ceremony, along with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty, Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca. Mike Gorman, the voice of the Celtics and Cousy’s former broadcast partner, emceed the outdoor event.
Former Boston Celtics and Holy Cross great Bob Cousy is getting his own statue in Worcester. The statue outside the DCU Center is scheduled to be unveiled Friday. The now 92-year-old Cousy, who has called Worcester home for more than 70 years, is expected to attend.
Steph Curry is in good company. The Warriors point guard cracked the top five of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s list of his favorite athletes. Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy and Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle came in ahead of Curry, while Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and two-time World Cup winner Mia Hamm were just behind the two-time NBA MVP.
“Steph Curry is amazing,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said Thursday morning on ESPN’s “First Take.” “His ability to shoot that basketball at 3-point range — I mean, I was at a game right here in Washington, DC when they were playing the Wizards, and it was unbelievable. He was taking shots from a couple of feet past halfcourt. And he missed, like, one out of 15. It was amazing, so I’ve gotta go with Steph. He’s one of the most exciting players ever.”