SportTrump presents Medal of Freedom to NBA's Jerry West
Celtics legend Cousy to get Presidential Medal of Freedom
Bob Cousy will be honored for his play on the court and his support for black teammates off it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is continuing his run of recognizing American sports greats with the nation's highest civilian honor.
Cousy gets Medal of Freedom, calls Trump 'most extraordinary' president
President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.
Trump has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pro basketball great Jerry West, formerly of the Los Angeles Lakers, during a White House ceremony.
Trump says West "richly deserved" the medal for his years as a player, general manager and supporter of the nation's war veterans.
The 81-year-old West noted his humble beginnings growing up in West Virginia and where sports has taken him, saying "it never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball."
Last month, Trump awarded the medal to 91-year-old basketball great Bob Cousy. Earlier this year, golfer Tiger Woods received the same honor.
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