In 1973, former Boston Celtics center Dave Cowens won the National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Cowens was a two-time NBA Champion, eight-time NBA All-Star, three-time All-Defensive Team, and one-time Rookie of the Year. He led the Celtics to two titles in 1974 and 1976. From 1970-1980, Cowens played for the Celtics and then took two years off and came back and played one year with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1982-83. Through the 766 games he had played, he averaged 17.6 points per game, 13.6 rebounds per game, and 3.8 assists per game.
Throughout his 11 seasons, he was also named All-Star MVP, named to the NBA 50th Anniversary Team, named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, and later inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Cowens was later inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and was enshrined in 1991 for his incredible accomplishments and unique career.