New York City Point Guards in the NBA: Looking Back Through History

November 16th, 2009 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
Aah, New York City. What a spectacular town. It's the home of Jay-Z, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square.

It's also the hometown of a long list of point guards who have played in the NBA over the years.

While some of these guys enjoyed a great deal of success in the pros, others were busts.

The NBA's most successful NYC floor general, Bob Cousy, entered the league in 1950. He quickly earned the nickname the "Houdini of the  Hardwood," because of his flashy ball handling and passing abilities.

Cousy helped the Boston Celtics capture six titles and won a regular season MVP (rare for a point guard), two All-Star Game MVP's, and made 13 All-Star appearances.

He is widely considered as one of the NBA's greatest players of all time and he won more rings than any other point guard in league history

In 1960, Lenny Wilkens made his debut with the then-St. Louis Hawks. The Brooklyn native was named to the All-Star team nine times and once led the league in assists. He also finished in second place behind Wilt Chamberlain for the 1967-68 MVP award.

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