“Let’s have the fellows who want to play basketball on one side,” said Bill Russell, “and the fellows who want to fight in another place.”
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Tommy “Gun” Heinsohn, 1960s
Cousy agreed. “Heinsohn can do everything Baylor can do,” he said one day. “On top of that, he’s the best offensive rebounder in the business.”
Red Auerbach: An Old Friend’s Telling You to Hang ‘Em Up, 1979
Heed those words, Red. Sit back, light up a cigar and relax. You don’t need the aggravation anymore.
￼Shawn Bradley: Philly’s Big Gamble, 1993
“Sometimes I think, ‘Man, I’m really jumping in deep,’” said Bradley.
￼Bob Cousy: Little Mr. Basketball, 1961
Few men have the magnetic ability and personality to lift an audience to heights of great emotion and to bring vitality and excitement into the lives of the onlookers. Bob Cousy is one of those men.
￼Bob McAdoo: Big Mac Attack, 1976
McAdoo does miss sometimes. But it’s no accident that he is probably the finest shooting big man pro basketball ever has seen.
￼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.
￼No One Plays It Harder Than Dave Cowens, 1977
Cowens’ defensive brilliance is probably more valuable to the Celtics than his offensive contributions.
Is Pro Basketball Getting Too Rough? 1964
Wilt Chamberlain might object to this observation, but a lot of the excitement and color of pro basketball lies in the bruising body contact between big men in action.
Scowling Sidney Wicks Will Smile . . . When He Wins, 1977
Wicks was seething. He resented the implication that he hadn’t performed adequately since joining the Celtics early in the exhibition season.