8. Bob Cousy
Stats: 18.4 PPG 7.5 APG 5.2 RPG
Accomplishments: 13x All-Star, 1x MVP, 12x All-NBA, 8x Assist Leader, 6x Champion, Member of Hall of Fame
Teams: Celtics, Royals
Bob Cousy is the Original Gangsta. His style of play, along with Bill Russell's defense, and Red Aurbach's mind made the NBA into what you see today. Those Boston teams invented the fast break. Russell would control blocked shots by sending them to Cousy, and that's when the Houdini of the hardwood created his magic. He had handle ahead of his time from playing on the streets of New York, and executed passes straight out of a Harlem Globetrotters game. Cousy won six titles with the Celtics, including five straight. He also led the league in assists in eight consecutive seasons (1953-1960). Throw rice for the guy that revolutionized the point guard position.