50. Bob Cousy
Team: Boston Celtics/Cincinnati Royals
Career averages: 18.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 7.5 APG
Individual Accolades: 6x NBA Champion, 1x MVP, 13x All-Star selection, 12x All-NBA selection, 8x Assists leader
The game’s first great point guard, Bob Cousy was an electric dribbler who loved to dish the rock. Cousy was an innovator in a time where the sport was just beginning to take shape. Unlike many of his peers, Cousy thought outside of the box and created new ways to make defenders look silly.
A prolific passer, Cousy led the league in assists eight-straight seasons from ’53-’60. ‘The Houdini of the Hardwood’ was named an All-Star in each of the 13 seasons he spent in Boston. Cousy was considered one of the league’s top two guards for a decade — earning All-NBA First-team honors 10 years in a row. Younger fans of the game may not appreciate his impact, but Cousy is undeniable one of the most influential figures in the history of basketball.
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