在“标志”吉米•尼尔森（Jim Nelson）的安排下，我们受邀前往“篮球先生”鲍勃•库西（Bob Cousy）的私人宅邸，与这位传奇共度两个小时的时光，并有幸一览这位老人终其一生在篮球事业上所获得的奖项和收藏。（其实我和尼尔森更愿意称呼他为“教练”，因为库西在上个世纪六十年代曾执教过我们俩。）
所有未曾经历过那个时代“The Cooz”荣光的读者，请允许我带领大家稍微回顾下那个时代。当我们谈及洛杉矶湖人队的高光时刻时，你大概第一反应就会想起“魔术师”约翰逊的后背“无视”传球。好吧，你可曾知道库西是第一位将这一手法引入篮球并使其盛行于NBA的人！在球员时代，库西曾被赞誉为“霍德尼硬木”！哦，对了，乔丹拥有六枚总冠军戒指，而这位已经88岁的“波士顿凯尔特人”也曾六次夺得NBA总冠军！还有一件值得大书特书的事情，“The Cooz”库西还曾先后入选NBA25周年、35周年和50周年全明星最佳阵容，而获得此荣誉的仅有四人！
There are those magical events in life that will never be forgotten. You know what I am talking about. On the morning of September 10th, when the bright lights of the Hall of Fame Induction festivities had gone out, our “BIG” group on the way home from Springfield jumped off Route 90 and arrived in Worcester for “One of Those Moments”!
Arranged by Jim “The Icon” Nelson, we were invited into the private residence of “Mr. Basketball” Bob Cousy for an exclusive two hours of private conversation and a tour of Mr. Cousy’s (Jim and me call him “Coach” as we both played for him in the 1960’s. Jim was a BC Hall of Fame player while I had the best seat in the house at the end of the bench!) fantastic collection of awards from a lifetime of basketball achievements.
For all reading who are unfamiliar with the hoop exploits “The Cooz” let me give you a glimpse into the past. If I asked you about “LA Lakers Showtime” you would quickly recall Magic’s behind-the-back & no-look passes. Well, Bob Cousy was the first to introduce & make those passes popular in the NBA! He was called during his playing days the “Houdini of the Hardwood”! Oh, by the way, MJ has his six rings and the 88 year-old former Boston Celtics great has six pieces of NBA bling too! One other noteworthy item, “The Cooz” is only one of four players in NBA history to be named to the NBA 25th Anniversary Team, NBA 35th Anniversary Team and NBA 50th Anniversary Team!
As shown in the above accompanying photo, Ms. Lin presented a traditional Chinese double-sided silk embroidered panda artwork to Mr. Cousy as a small token of our gratitude for providing us with a memory for a lifetime.