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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:30 am

Bob Cousy, who grew up in Queens before becoming one of the greatest players in NBA history, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last Wednesday at the White House by President Trump.

Cousy attended Andrew Jackson High School in St. Albans in the 1940s and became a star after twice being cut from the junior varsity team.

The point guard would go on to become a 13-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics and helped the team win seven titles, including five in a row before retiring.

He was named to the NBA’s anniversary teams in 1971, 1981 and 1996 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

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