Celtics formed in 1946 as one of the teams in the Basketball Association of America, and became part of the NBA after the merger of BAA and the National Basketball League. The team is less successful in the first years, until the coach Red Auerbach came. One of the famous players who joined the Celtics was Bob Cousy. Besides then also a rookie named Bill Russell joined in 1956. Russell later became an integral part of the Celtics success. That same year the Celtics advanced to the finals and beat St. Louis Hawks in seven games, this is the first Celtics championship. In 1957, the Celtics returned to challenge the Hawks in the finals and lost in six games. However, after additional K.C. Jones, the Celtics began a dynasty that will run for over a decade.
In 1959, with Russell and Jones, the Celtics won the NBA championship after beating the Minneapolis Lakers. Still trained Auerbach, the Celtics won the championship the next seven, so the eighth row. In this time, the Celtics met the Lakers in the finals six times, so they become bitter enemies. Celtics at Lakers last met 10 times in the final. After the 1966 championship, Auerbach retired as coach but remained general manager, whom he still held until the 1980's. Russell then took over as player-coach. But that year they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals. This aging team that went on to win two championships back in 1968 and 1969, against the Lakers. Russell retired after the 1969 season, ending a dynasty that has won 11 NBA championships. Important players from this period is Sam Jones, John Havlicek, and Tommy Heinsohn.
Beginning 2007/08 season, they recruit from the Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen of the Seattle SuperSonics. Together with Paul Pierce, three of them considered the various circles will make the Celtics back into a fearsome force in the Eastern Conference even the NBA. This was proven by the success they won the NBA this season after beating the Lakers in Game 6 NBA Finals in 2008.
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Robert Lee Parish (born in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, August 30, 1953; age 57 years) is a retired basketball player center. He was dubbed as "The Chief", a nickname taken from an Indian tuna bronze in the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The nickname was given by the other players the Boston Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell, as he battles to philosophize.
After an impressive career in Cetenary College of Louisiana, Parish in the draft in the first round in 1976 by Golden State Warriors, before it moved to the Boston Celtics in 1980 where he spent almost the entire period of his career for 14 years. There too he produced the golden years helping the Celtics won the NBA in 1981, 1984, and 1986. He became teammates with the players the legendary Boston Celtics, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, where the three of them in that respect as the three best forwards in the NBA and earned the nickname the "Big Three".
After 14 years playing on the Celtics in 1994 he joined the Charlotte Hornets for two more seasons and he played one more season (1996-1997) for the Chicago Bulls, where he earned one more "championship ring" NBA. Aged 43 years he became the oldest player to ever play in the NBA and in season 2006 he became the holder of record after playing the game as much as 1611 over 21 years NBA season.
He was renowned as a versatile player center, use towering height (2.15m) in defense to overcome players from the opposing team, while he can also fire a sniper shot from outside the key area and finish the fast break with a speed that is not usually done by people he's tall.
In honor of her achievements, the Boston Celtics retired costume play him with the number 00 in 1998. He was also crowned one of Hall Of Fame in 2004
Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956, age 54 years) is the United States basketball player who played in the NBA earlier, recognized and remembered as one of the greatest in all of his game, and maybe that most clutch. Sign in NBA Draft order of the 6th overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird played small forward and power forward for 13 seasons. He retired as an NBA player in 1992. Bird has been voted by the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and incorporated into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.
After working as an assistant in the Celtics front office from 1992 to 1997, Bird served as head coach at Indiana Pacers from 1998 to 2000. In 2003, he assumed to serve as president of operations for the Pacers, whose position is still maintained. He plays the body 206 cm.
Bird was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana, son of Georgia and Joe Bird. He grew well in West Baden and French Lick in the border town, which is where he was nicknamed "the Hick from French Lick after a basketball career then. The danger would disrupt the family financially for most childhood Bird Larry. In 1988 was interviewed by Sports Illustrated, Bird recounts how his mother would do something of a family whose income is less: "If the bank has the right to pay, and we need the shoes, he will not get the shoes, and will make arrangements with people that bank. I would not define it does not pay to the bank, but the children will always be first. Bird sometimes sent directly to the right of his grandmother in the family struggle. 've Been poor as a child, Bird told Sports Illustrated, "my motivation today.
Bird families struggle to fight poverty exacerbated by Joe Bird is an alcoholic and a difficult person to understand. In 1975, after Bird's parents divorced, his father committed suicide.
Despite the domestic problems of domestic bird families remain disturbed, in the second year in high school, Larry Bird became one of basketball players are better at French Lick. He became a star for Spring Valley High School team in French Lick / West Baden, where he became the first record holder for points. Figure he's also on display at the school, the place is now known to be Larry Bird Boulevard in French Hick.
In 1974 Larry Bird received a scholarship from Indiana University. The university is one of the top universities for the basketball program his students, led by esteemed coach Bobby Knight. But he did not feel at home and feel does not match the size and population of Indiana University, and then he left the university after a month of starting and returned to French Lick. After listing at a local college and get some side work in his town, and he enrolled in Indiana University, where he was coached by Bob King, who later replaced by Bill Hodges. In his final year, Bird led the ISU sycamores to the final of the NCAA tournament in 1979, but lost to Michigan State by the university, which, despite both his future rivals in the NBA, Ervin "Magic" Johnson. ISU basketball team that year sycamores achievement with 33-1 win-loss record. That year, Bird also received the award Naismith and Wooden award is given to male athletes the best basketball student levels. Only by playing three years at the Universita Indiana State, he left the campus with achievement as the record holder for points in the fifth highest level of NCAA (basketball Student League), with an average yield 30.3PPG, 13.3RPG and 4.6 APG.
Kevin Garnett (born in Mauldin, South Carolina, United States, May 19, 1976, age 35 years) is a professional basketball player the United States who currently plays for the NBA and Boston Celtics power forward positions. He used to be called "KG", "The Big Ticket", and "The Kid" and has a height of 211 cm and weighs 100 kg. He also still holds the NBA record in one season which is capable of printing at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists (per game).
After his education at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois, he was in the draft in 1995 by the Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA player who in the first draft out of high school since 20 years. Minnesota Timberwolves he gets the highest salary in the NBA and is renowned as a very dominant player in the club and managed to bring the Timberwolves joined the NBA Playoff often since he came into the team. In the 2003-04 season, he was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award (NBA season) for his brilliance and managed to round NBA playoff in 2004 in the same season, but the dream to the 2004 NBA Finals Los Angeles Lakers defeated. However, in subsequent seasons, he began to experience frustration because the Timberwolves never return to the NBA playoffs since the 2003-04 season. Finally, just before the 2007-08 season began, he was finally sent to the team's move follows the Boston Celtics Ray Allen of the Seattle SuperSonics to the Celtics.
On the Celtics, Garnett with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to form a tandem Big Three. The three of them managed to make the Celtics to the NBA playoff round in 2008 with a losing record to win the best in the NBA (66-16). At the end of the 2007-08 season, Garnett got his NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and successfully brought his team to the round of the NBA Finals in 2008 to meet the Los Angeles Lakers. Garnett and his team overcame the Lakers to win his 17th, while Garnett is for his first NBA title.
On October 31, 2008, Garnett became the youngest player in NBA history who is able to achieve performance up to 1000 games at the age of 32 years 165 days, breaking the record of Shawn Kemp who reached the age of 33 years 24 days.
Walter Ray Allen
Walter Ray Allen or Ray Allen (born in Merced, Calif., July 20, 1975, age 36 years) is a an American NBA player who played in the Boston Celtics and the position is as a shooting guard. He is known for its ability to fire three-pointnya and is one of the best in history. He was educated and playing basketball at the University of Connecticut. At that time, he plays in the position of Point Guard.
In the draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the immediate sale to the Milwaukee Bucks who becomes the first team in his career in the NBA. Since the 1996-97 season until the 2000-01 season, the Bucks are always reached the NBA Playoffs and the peak, in 2000-01 season as well, he was with the Bucks reached the Eastern Conference finals before being defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson who was still playing for the 76ers.
Mid-season 2002-03, he moved to the Seattle SuperSonics after exchange with Gary Payton. Allen with the team's best achievement was reaching the NBA playoffs in 2005, namely the Western Conference semifinals, before losing to the San Antonio Spurs with a 4-2. Ahead of the 2007-08 season, just before the start of the NBA Draft 2007, he was sent to the Boston Celtics and exchanged with several Celtics players, namely: Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West and Jeff Green (player in the draft to-5 by the Boston Celtics).
Migration Allen to the Celtics eventually make Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves star is also moving to the same team. Allen, Garnett and Paul Pierce led his team reached the 2008 NBA playoffs with the best win-loss record in the NBA regular season (66-16) and into the 2008 NBA Finals after beating the Detroit Pistons to 4-2 in Eastern Conference Finals. In the NBA Finals, the Lakers versus the Celtics are. Celtics win the NBA Finals and the NBA championship. For Allen this is his first NBA championship title.
Up to this time, Allen was in second place as a player scored the most three-point shots in NBA history, as many as 2444 times with an average accuracy of the shots reached 39.6% (he became the first position among the players who are still active) .
In the 2005-2006 season, Allen broke the NBA record that has survived for 10 years, the highest scoring three-point shots in a season, as many as 269 times. The number of three-point shots this broke the previous record holder was held by Dennis Scott (now costumed Orlando Magic), which makes the shot as much as 267 times in one season (Raihan Scott scored on the season 1995-1996.
In the second game in the NBA Finals in 2010, he managed to make eight three-pointers to break the previous record in the final. Previous record was seven times, held by Scottie Pippen, Kenny Smith, and Allen himself.