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Cousy

Bill Reynolds

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ISBN : 9781416108313
Hardcover
320 pages
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In Cousy, His Life, Career, and the Birth of Big-Time Basketball, veteran sportswriter Bill Reynolds - with the full cooperation of Bob Cousy - reveals the man often called the Babe Ruth of basketball, the dazzling athlete who brought showtimeMoreIn Cousy, His Life, Career, and the Birth of Big-Time Basketball, veteran sportswriter Bill Reynolds - with the full cooperation of Bob Cousy - reveals the man often called the Babe Ruth of basketball, the dazzling athlete who brought showtime basketball to the NBA and changed the game forever. Bob Cousy, the originator of the behind-the-back dribble and the no-look pass, joined the Boston Celtics in 1950, when the fledgling NBA was still competing with rodeo and professional wrestling for column inches in the sports pages. When Cousy retired thirteen years later, the NBA had joined baseball and football as a premier American entertainment. This portrait not only recounts Cousys record-breaking career but also reveals the superstars little-known personal life - from his impoverished childhood in New York City, when he was ironically cut from his high school basketball team in both his freshman and sophomore years to his eventful life after his playing career, when he coached Boston College and the Cincinnati Royals in the NBA. Readers will discover the mind of a man so tortured by the fear of failure that he had recurring nightmares, walked in his sleep, and developed a nervous tic.