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.
- 1955-01-18 5th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden NYC: East beats West, 100-91; MVP: Bill Sharman, Boston Celtics, G
- 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