“All of us in the league play with a part of a comradeship. This is our living. This is what we do. It doesn’t make sense to go out and get mad. This is a job. But you can be fierce.”
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￼Who is the Celtics’ MVP—Havlicek or Cowens? 1975
John Havlicek and Dave Cowens don’t look alike, and they are not built alike. But they are emotional twins, playing every game to the breaking point, giving 100 percent of themselves.
￼Dave Cowens: Behind Basketball’s Revolution, 1974
Cowens is a towering Huckleberry Finn in appearance, but he plays basketball like King Kong tearing up the town.
￼George McGinnis: The Spirit of the 76ers, 1976
“Basically, my game is: Get the ball and go around them. Create something, and, if I have a shot, take it. If not, hit the open man. Nobody wants to jump in front of me. Nobody wants to take the charging foul.”
Dennis Johnson: Basketball’s Top Defensive Guard, 1980
Johnson says, “My reputation is as a defensive player. I like getting the credit. But no one seems to notice me for anything else, and that’s hard for me to accept sometimes.”