By John Blake, CNN (CNN) — On the court, Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy was known for his “unshatterable poise.” When he led his team’s famed fast-break, he handled the ball with such ease that one observer said it “seemed to have wings and a homing device.” But there was one basketball moment where Cousy lost all sense of control. He couldn’t talk. He choked back sobs. He covered his face with his outsized hands to mask his shame. It came while he tried to explain his relationship with his legendary teammate, Bill Russell. An ESPN crew was interviewing Cousy on camera about Russell when the conversation shifted to the racism Russell endured during the Celtics’ heyday in the late 1950s and early ’60s. “We could’ve done more to ease his pain and make him feel more comfortable,” Cousy told the interviewer. “I should’ve been much more sensitive to Russell’s anguish in those days. We’d talk …” And that’s when Cousy loses it. His face contorts in anguish, and he breaks down. The interviewer quickly moved on after Cousy regained his composure. But Gary M. Pomerantz, an author and historian, saw a replay of the 2001 film and wanted to… Read full this story
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