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Bob Cousy – Master of the Fast Break

Published on July 28th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 3,234 views

There’s a great scene in the unappreciated movie “Blue Chips” when Nick Nolte and NBA legend Bob Cousy are having a conversation while Cousy casually knocks down free throw after free throw without a cut. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t in the script for Cousy to make them all and for Nolte to say “Do you ever miss?” at the end of the scene, but that’s exactly what happened.

Even though Cousy was a good shooter, he’s most known for being the original showman and master ball handler who was making behind-the-back, over-the-head and no-look passes decades before Magic Johnson threw his first fancy assist in the NBA.

This new mix by Wilt Chamberlain Archive is easily the best Cousy mix I’ve ever seen and I know most people wont watch this 11-minute clip because it’s not in color or because it’s not HD or because the players don’t have longer shorts or because they are just close-minded and only watch clips of LeBron or Kobe, and that’s too bad for them because this footage of the 13 x All-Star, 8 x assists leader and 6x NBA Champion is a must-watch.

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