Boston Celtics Jersey worn by Bob Cousy

Description
During his thirteen seasons with the Boston Celtics, Bob Cousy (b. 1928) played in thirteen consecutive All-Star Games and earned two All–Star MVP awards, among many other accolades. This "Houdini of the Hardwood" introduced speed and flamboyant ball-handling skills previously unseen in professional basketball. His ambidexterity launched the playing style that made him one of basketball's first superstars. Making the game fun to watch, "The Cooz" built an avid audience for the struggling National Basketball Association.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jbasketball ersey
jersey
basketball jersey
jersey, basketball
Date made
1950s
1950-1959
user
Cousy, Robert J.
associated institution
Boston Celtics
maker
Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Horace Partridge
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 1/2 in x 20 in; 77.47 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
1979.1072.01
accession number
1979.1072
catalog number
1979.1072.01
subject
Sports
Basketball
Professional
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

7/18/2013 3:44:50 PM
chrisite
i am a big fan of celtics this is a cool jersey.
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