People: Sep. 15, 1967

COUSY COZY WITH COSA? headlined the impish New York Daily News, and the thought alone was enough to appall the millions who have admired Bob Cousy, 39, onetime basketball superstar with the Boston Celtics and now coach at Boston College. The question arose from an article in LIFE tying Cousy to a Springfield, Mass., saloon owner and syndicate gambler named Andrew Pradella. In an emotional, 70-minute press conference, Cousy choked and sobbed as he admitted that he had known Pradella well for 13 years, had played golf with him and seen him socially. He...

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