23. Bob Cousy
When we see today’s do-it-all point guards who can simultaneously set up their teammates, shoot the ball, and entertain the crowd while doing either, one can say they’re evolutionary descendants of former Boston Celtics’ point guard Bob Cousy.
Named to 12 All-NBA First and Second Teams and having won the 1957 NBA Most Valuable Player Award, Cousy was the guy whom people talked about then like we talked about Magic Johnson in the 1980’s or even LeBron James today.
His combination of ball-handling and passing skills earned him the nickname “The Houdini of the Hardwood,” but to the Celtics’ faithful, he was simply known as “The Cooz.”