Notable NBA All-Star Rookies

Bob Cousy
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Bob Cousy

1951

The 6-foot-1 "Houdini of the Hardwood" (right) averaged 15.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists in his first NBA season. He was named to his first of 13 All-NBA teams that year and was selected to the league's first All-Star Game, in 1951, along with teammate Ed Macauley (left), helping the East to a 111-94 victory. Boston's Cousy went on to win six NBA championships, an MVP award and eight of the league's first 11 assist titles to earn a legacy as the game's first great point guard.

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