WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as one of the all-time greats in the history of sports.
Cousy played for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six league championships and the 1957 MVP title. The Bob Cousy Award, given to the countrys best point guard in mens college basketball, is named for him. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and played a pivotal role in founding the NBA Players Association.
After hanging up his No. 14 jersey, the 13-time NBA All-Star went on to coach basketball at Boston College.
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