SI.com recently caught up with Cousy to get his take on the current Celtics, a possible Lakers-Celtics Finals and what his old coach and friend,
The fact is that the Celtics of the '50s and '60s are still the most successful professional sports franchise of any sport that has ever existed in this country -- 11 championships in 13 years. I was happy to be a part of that for seven years. I think that still holds some weight. I haven't done anything nasty like the former governor of New York. I've worked at projecting a proper image all of these years. Well, I'm thinking about
I remember one year he found out
How the hell are you supposed to keep any perspective? It's a difficult time to be a coach because you're dealing with all these egos and spoiled little boys, really. Despite all their flashy chains and big talk and limousines and girls and the whole thing, trust me, the most insecure people in the world are jocks. They probably wake up crying in the night more than any other field of endeavor. It's a big show, but the motivating factor has become considerably neutralized, and that's why you're never going to see dynasties again.