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Friday night videos: Bob Cousy highlights

Aug 19, 2011, 10:01 PM EST

Bob Cousy Celtics AP

As a guy who grew up a Lakers fan, it pains me to write this next sentence:

I love watching Bob Cousy highlights.

The Celtics point guard when Bill Russell owned the paint and the Celtics owned the league is one of the most special players ever to set foot on the floor. He was showtime long before Magic. His story is one of helping grow a young league that needed flair. Read up on him.

But first, watch him play. That’s how you fall in love with his game. And notice how fast the pace of the game was back then. We could use more of that now, and more players to play with some flair. Even though there will never be another Cousy.

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