6. Robert Parish

Think about this for a minute.  Robert Parish logged 1,102 regular season games for the Boston Celtics, which is well more than most players do in their entire lifetime.  That was only 1,102 of 1,611 that the Chief would play in the NBA!

Of course, this list is about the Celtics, and that is where Parish had his best success.  Arriving in a trade during 1980 from the Golden State Warriors that would also see Boston acquire a draft pick (which was turned into Kevin McHale) a lethal core was created in Boston surrounding Larry Bird.  Parish ran the paint as the team's Center, and he would turn into a nine-time NBA All-Star who was capable of giving you a double-double every night.  Aiding the Celtics in their three NBA Titles in the 1980s, Parish would average 16.5 Points and 10.0 Rebounds per Game for Boston and be excellent in the glass on both ends of the court.  He is as of this writing the all-time leader in Blocks (1,703), and he would be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the Golden State Warriors with a 1980 1st Round Pick (which would be Kevin McHale) for two 1980 1st Round Picks (which would be Rickey Brown and Joe Barry Carroll) 6/9/80.
  • Departed:

    Signed as an Unrestricted Free Agent by the Charlotte Hornets 8/4/94.

  • Games Played: 1102
  • Per Game Averages: 31.6 MP
    .552 eFG%
    .806 FT%
    16.5 PTS
    10.0 RB
    1.5 AS
    0.8 STL
    1.5 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 19.8 PER
    .587 TS%
    37.3 VORP
    122.4 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA Champion (1981, 1984 & 1986)
    Second Team All-NBA (1982)
    Third Team All-NBA (1989)
    All-Star (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990 & 1991)

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