Robert Lee Parish was born on Sunday, August 30, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana and he is a retired American basketball player. He was known for his strong defense and jump shooting.
Biography and Career:
Parish had a hugely successful college career at Centenary College of Louisiana from 1972 to 1976. After college, Parish was drafted in the first round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, before being sent to the Boston Celtics. He had also been drafted by the Utah Stars in the 1973 ABA Special Circumstances draft and by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1975 ABA Draft. Parish signed with the Golden State Warriors. He compared his transition from Golden State to Boston in a televised quote where he jokingly said it was like going from an outhouse to a penthouse.
Playing 14 years with the Boston Celtics from 1980 to 1994, Parish won three NBA titles (1981, 1984 and 1986) teaming with legendary small forward Larry Bird and power forward Kevin McHale. Parish, Bird and McHale came to be known as "The Big Three". All three members of the "Big Three" were named by the NBA to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and are regarded as one of the greatest frontcourts in NBA history.
He played two more seasons with the Charlotte Hornets (1994-1996) and then played his final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1996-97, which led to his fourth NBA title. At 43, he is the third oldest player to ever play an NBA game.
In honor of his achievements, the Celtics retired Parish's famous #00 jersey number in 1998 at halftime of a Celtics-Pacers game; this allowed Larry Bird, then head coach of the Pacers, to participate in the ceremony. oday, he remains active as the Celtics' team consultant and mentor for current Celtics big men.
Birth Name: Robert Lee Parish
Nick Name: The Chief
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (110 kg)
Being born on Aug 30, Robert is a Virgo.
Robert Parish had studied at Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge, LA (in 1972) and then he attended the BA, Centenary College of Louisiana (in 1976).
Robert dated Nancy Saad (wife).
Famous Why : NBA Hall of Famer.
Why Robert Parrish is famous?
He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Why do we like Robert Parrish?
He is of very impressive 7' 1/2" or 2.16 m size and his speed to contain opposing players was awesome, launches precise shots from outside the paint. As of 2009, his 1,611 games played over 21 seasons are unmatched.
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