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The Last Pass

Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End

by Gary M. Pomerantz

Hardcover, 360 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $28 |

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The Last Pass
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Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End
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Gary M. Pomerantz

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Describes the career and friendship between two iconic basketball players for the Boston Celtics set against the backdrop of race relations and civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s which resulted in repercussions in the within the sports community.

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Bob Cousy (left), Bill Russell (center) and Tom Heinsohn (right), all teammates on the Boston Celtics, pose after the 1963 NBA All-Star Game. Russell won the game's MVP award. NBA Photos/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Cousy, 90, Still Rues The Assists He Didn't Make To Bill Russell

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