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 Bob Cousy - “A lot of areas have golf tournaments for good causes, ... but this one is special to me.”
 Bob Cousy - “We hung out on the streets, played stickball, and did all of the things that other kids did.”
 Bob Cousy - “We had a strong relationship with Walter Brown, and felt that he was the best owner in the league.”
 Bob Cousy - “There were riots in just about every game we played with Syracuse.”
 Bob Cousy - “The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all.”
 Bob Cousy - “Russell joined the team in December, 1956, following the Olympics.”
 Bob Cousy - “Race wasn't an issue. My family was French, but Yorkville was a melting pot of races and cultures.”
 Bob Cousy - “My biggest win was getting the meal money bumped from 5 to 7.”
 Bob Cousy - “I won the city scoring championship as a senior.”
 Bob Cousy - “I grew up in the heart of the Depression.”
 Bob Cousy - “French was my first language.”
 Bob Cousy - “Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to.”
 Bob Cousy - “But as a coach I wanted to keep things from being too complicated.”
 Bob Cousy - “The NBA wasn't a big deal at that time, so it wasn't really in my career plans.”
 Bob Cousy - “You have to remember that coaching wasn't sophisticated back then - you didn't have the camps, clinics and all the technical advances that are available today - so from that standpoint, playing with a cast on my arm was a fortunate event in my life.”
 Bob Cousy - “I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.”
 Bob Cousy - “That seemed to be the case with most of the teams based in the smaller towns - the fans were more rabid, and they wanted to literally kill the opposition.”
 Bob Cousy - “Teammate Ed Macauley and I would come back to our hotel from Mass on Sunday morning, and some guys with pushed-in noses would be sitting in lobby chairs watching us. We'd deliberately limp or put our arms in slings and watch them scatter to the phones, imagining them calling their bookies telling them we were injured.”
 Bob Cousy - “My game strength was court savvy,”
 Bob Cousy - “I really like the way he sees the court and finds the open man.”
 Bob Cousy - “I think Allen is remarkable to watch. I can't get over how he keeps throwing his body into bigger guys, crashing to the floor and just getting right back up.”
 Bob Cousy - “Cooper was my road roommate, and also happened to be the first African American player drafted by a National Basketball Association team.”
 Bob Cousy - “Al has done a great job. Basketball has never been too high on the totem pole in Chestnut Hill, but he has really brought it out there to the spotlight.”
 Bob Cousy - “People have been killing because of racial differences since the time of Adam and Eve, but in this country racism has been primarily aimed at African Americans.”
 Bob Cousy - “He literally carried the league. He gave us recognition and acceptance when we were at the bottom of the totem pole in professional sports.”