Bill Sharman

NBA Guard Bill Sharman Full Name: Bill Sharman
Nationality: American

Profession: NBA Guard
Why Famous: Best known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy in what some consider the greatest backcourt duo of all time. He is credited with introducing the morning shootaround, and was a 10-time NBA Champion.

Born: May 25, 1926
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, USA

Died: October 25, 2013 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events in the Life of Bill Sharman

  • 1956-11-22 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games
  • 1956-12-27 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games
  • 1959-03-18 Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
  • 1959-04-09 Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

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