Bill Sharman

NBA Guard Bill Sharman

Profession: NBA Guard

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

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

Historical Events in the Life of Bill Sharman

  • 1955-01-18 5th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden NYC: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 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

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