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Robert Parish

Sport: Basketball

Induction Year: 2001

A Shreveport native and Centenary All-American who was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversity All-Time Team, Robert Parish was a nine-time NBA All-Star with Boston and a four-time NBA champion (3 with Boston, 1997 with Chicago). After his retirement Aug. 25, 1997, Parish ranked 13th on the NBA all-time scoring list (23,334 career points), sixth in rebounds (14,715) and sixth in blocks (2,361). He holds NBA career marks for seasons (21), games (1,611) and defensive rebounds (10,117). His trademark “00” jersey was retired by the Celtics on Robert Parish Day (Jan. 28, 1998). From his rookie year of 1976-77 until his next-to-last season, Parish was able to play in 95 percent of his team’s games, missing only 73 games over 20 seasons. In 1982, he was second to Larry Bird in MVP voting.

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