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Bill Sharman

NBA Guard Bill Sharman

Profession: NBA Guard

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

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

Historical Events

  • 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 Boston shooting guard Bill Sharman hits 10 free throws in Celtics 101-78 over Philadelphia Warriors at Philadelphia Civic Center; begins NBA FT 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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