for his induction into the Naismith Memorial NBA Hall of Fame in 2003!!

Robert Parish's career is a long and proud one, beginning in 1976, when he was drafted by the Golden State Warriors.  He played there until 1980, when the Celtics committed the NBA equivalent of Grand Larceny by making a deal with the Warriors.  Golden State got Joe Barry Carroll, and the Celtics got not only Parish, but Kevin Mchale as a bonus.  The "Chief" continued a legendary career as part of the fabled frontcourt with McHale and Larry Bird, going to the playoffs several times and bringing new banners home to Boston in 1981, 1984, and 1986

Parish also took nine trips to the All-Star Game and was named part of the NBA 50th anniversary team.  He left Boston in 1994, playing for the Chralotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls before retiring in 1997.  His number, 00, was retired by the Celtics in 1998.  He joins 25 fellow Celtics in the Hall of fame.