Dave Cowens was always one of my favorite Boston Celtics throughout the years. That was probably because of a number of things that I saw in him and his game that I really connected to. He wasn’t the most talented player on the court, and he wasn’t the biggest and strongest guy either. But he had as much determination and intensity to make up for whatever shortcomings he had, through pure hustle and an all-out passion for the game. There are some great NBA highlight reel videos that show Dave Cowens chasing down loose balls and sliding twenty or thirty feet across the court in order to do so. You just don’t see that many guys playing that way!
One of the other things I remember about Dave Cowens was that he seemed to be a consummate team player. He didn’t care how many points he scored or how many rebounds he had, but he seemed to give everything he had every time he was on the court. And another thing, he wasn’t afraid to get up into his teammates’ faces (if he felt they weren’t giving it their all) and I never ever saw him back down from anybody else. Those are the kind of guys you want to go to war with any day of the week!
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