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Dave Cowens making free throws at 67 years old
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:57:02 PM »

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Found this video randomly. Its from 2 years ago

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Re: Dave Cowens making free throws at 67 years old
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Re: Dave Cowens making free throws at 67 years old
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one of my favorite Celtics of all time.   No one played the game harder from wire to wire.
Yup. Hondo was my favorite but Cowens was awesome. Its sad that the younger generation don't know just how good Havlicek, Cowens and JoJo were.

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 06:46:52 AM »

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When the last celtics team won the title Cowens was asked how his championship team would have fared against the pierce, Garrett, Allen, rondo team.  Without hesitation "we would have run them into the ground".  ;D
He was my original celtics hero.  As shaqattack stated, no one played harder wire to wire. 

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 08:39:13 PM »

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Cowens played with aggression -- sort of like Marcus Smart as a center (and he could shoot FTs at an 80% clip).   What a great ambassador for Celtic Pride.  My only issue with this thread is the implication that 67 is old to be shooting FTs.   

Re: Dave Cowens making free throws at 67 years old
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 08:43:08 PM »

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Cowens played with aggression -- sort of like Marcus Smart as a center (and he could shoot FTs at an 80% clip).   What a great ambassador for Celtic Pride.  My only issue with this thread is the implication that 67 is old to be shooting FTs.   

Yeah, I mean, were not talking about dunking or running full court. Im pretty sure many 67 year olds who used to play at all levels can still hit free throws.

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 09:08:04 PM »

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Those Celtic teams with Havlicek, Cowens & JoJo were so much fun.  As others will recall they weren't on TV as much back then so we had Johnny Most on the radio.  Still haven't gotten over losing to the Knicks in '73 when Havlieck got hurt!

Dave Cowens was on Bob Ryan's Boston Podcast not long ago and it was great.  Loved hearing him talk about decking Mike Newlin.

Here's a link if anyone wants to check it out:  http://bobryanbostonpodcast.libsyn.com/season-3-episode-7-dave-cowens

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Those Celtic teams with Havlicek, Cowens & JoJo were so much fun.  As others will recall they weren't on TV as much back then so we had Johnny Most on the radio.  Still haven't gotten over losing to the Knicks in '73 when Havlieck got hurt!

Dave Cowens was on Bob Ryan's Boston Podcast not long ago and it was great.  Loved hearing him talk about decking Mike Newlin.

Here's a link if anyone wants to check it out:  http://bobryanbostonpodcast.libsyn.com/season-3-episode-7-dave-cowens
Yeah, unfortunately channel 4 only picked them up for like Friday night games and weekend games. Sadly, as a basketball fan, you didn't see the Celtics nearly as much as the Bruins as they had every game on channel 38. Of course, the Bruins ruled this town through much of the 70s. In the early 70s the Bruins might have been bigger in this town than the Patriots are now.

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Those Celtic teams with Havlicek, Cowens & JoJo were so much fun.  As others will recall they weren't on TV as much back then so we had Johnny Most on the radio.  Still haven't gotten over losing to the Knicks in '73 when Havlieck got hurt!

Dave Cowens was on Bob Ryan's Boston Podcast not long ago and it was great.  Loved hearing him talk about decking Mike Newlin.

Here's a link if anyone wants to check it out:  http://bobryanbostonpodcast.libsyn.com/season-3-episode-7-dave-cowens

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Re: Dave Cowens making free throws at 67 years old
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 02:05:40 AM »

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one of my favorite Celtics of all time.   No one played the game harder from wire to wire.
Yup. Hondo was my favorite but Cowens was awesome. Its sad that the younger generation don't know just how good Havlicek, Cowens and JoJo were.
I have JoJo as the best Celtic PG ever imo and I'm a teenager 😅
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Re: Dave Cowens making free throws at 67 years old
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Someone should post that video on the Sixers board.

Cowens is doing trick shots at 67 while Fultz is bricking them.
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2018, 01:42:18 PM »

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Yeah, unfortunately channel 4 only picked them up for like Friday night games and weekend games.

Yes, channel 4 with Len Berman and Cooz.