Robert Parish

Basketball Player Robert Parish

Full Name: Robert Lee Parish
Profession: Basketball Player

United States of America

Biography: Robert Parish was an outstanding and imposing basketball center who played 21 seasons in the NBA, tied for second most behind Vince Carter with 22.

He spent 14 seasons with the Boston Celtics and in that time won 3 NBA Championships (1981, 1984, 1986) and featured in the Celtics famous rivalry with the LA Lakers during that period. He did win a fourth NBA title with the Chicago Bulls at the tail end of his career in 1997.

Paris was a 9 × NBA All-Star (1981–1987, 1990, 1991) and over his 21-year NBA career he holds the record for the most games played with 1,611.

He was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 but had to wait until 2006 for his College Basketball HOF induction following a long-time disagreement with his college (Centenary) and the NCAA.

Born: August 30, 1953
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Age: 70 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1992-01-04 Boston's Robert Parish becomes 5th player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks during Celtics' 100-96 loss at Minnesota - others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Eaton, Wayne Rollins and George Johnson
  • 1998-01-18 Larry Bird returns to Boston as head coach of the Indiana Pacers for the first time, as former Celtics center Robert Parish is honoured by having his No. 00 raised to the Fleet Center rafters

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