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Trump honors basketball great Bob Cousy

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Trump honors basketball great Bob Cousy
Trump honors basketball great Bob Cousy

At the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 91-year-old Bob Cousy, a former Boston Celtics NBA player and coach.

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EXISTING GRAPHICS MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY CLIENT'S OWN GRAPHICS BUT NO FURTHER EDITS ARE PERMITTED, INCLUDING FOR LENGTH** U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday presented the honor to Cousy, a former Boston Celtics player, at a White House ceremony, praising him as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports." Cousy played for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963.

He won six league championships and the 1957 MVP title, later coaching at Boston College.

Cousy is also known for speaking out against racism targeted at his black teammates.

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