President Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to retired basketball player Robert Cousy.
Basketball legend Bob Cousy received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in an Oval Office ceremony on Thursday.
The Bob Cousy Award, given to the country’s best point guard in men’s college basketball, is named after him.
Former Boston Celtics player Bob Cousy, seen here this past May, was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Cousy is the second Celtics player to be awarded the Medal of Freedom, following his former teammate Bill Russell, who received the honor in 2011 from then-President Barack Obama.
(Getty Images, File) Cousy is to be the second Medal of Freedom recipient this year.
Cousy is the 10th honoree under Trump, who is Cousy’s candidate of choice in the 2020 presidential election.