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Bob Cousy, one of the greatest passers and play makers in NBA history, was flashy before flashy was in. Benched early in his college career because his coach didn't like his revolutionary, razzle-dazzle style, Cousy went on to help build the Boston Celtics of the 1950s and 1960s into basketball's most enduing team. He was the heart and soul of a team of stars that featured Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn, K.C. Jones, Bill Sharman and Satch Sanders. He played in 13 straight NBA All-Star games and earned six NBA championship rings. His skills and instincts graced the game a generation before their time. The Cousy legend started to form by the end of the 1952-53 season, only his third in the NBA. Cousy won the first of eight straight assists titles, averaging 7.7, remarkable for the era before the shot clock. Cousy was the ultimate point guard, the engine that propelled the team. At full speed he could see the whole court and spot the open man even if that player was trailing behind. The league had never seen a player with sharper peripheral vision. At age 35, Cousy retired as a player and was later named to the NBA's Top 50 Players Team. Even his final moments on the court were spent basking in Celtics glory. His last regular season game became known as "the Boston Tear Party." President John Kennedy wired to Cousy: "The game bears an indelible stamp of your skills and competitive daring." In 1989 he became the first Hall of Famer to be named president of that institution. On the inside front tail of this home durene jersey is the "Horce Partridge" label and adjacent is the size tag "42." Across the front of the jersey is the name "Celtics." The player number "42" appears on both the front and back of the jersey. The letters and numbers are made of green velvet-like material. There are numerous repair marks on both the front and back of the shirt. The jersey shows very good game-use and with the exception of the repair marks, appears to have no other alterations of any kind.
Late 1950s Bob Cousy Boston Celtics Game-Used Home Durene Jersey
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Auction closed on Sunday, June 29, 2003.
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