The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

16. Robert Parish

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 7x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, 3x Champion
Team(s): Warriors, Celtics
Stats (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 17.9 PPG 10.4 RPG 1.8 APG 1.7 BPG
'80s Highlights

The Chief played until he was 85. Well, he actually played until he was 43 but that's basically 85 in basketball years. Boston acquired him and a first-round pick that turned into Kevin McHale from the Warriors before the '81 season for a couple of draft picks. Like many of the Celtics' moves, it panned out. There, he teamed with Larry Bird and McHale to form the greatest front court in history. Parish had a soft touch around the rim and his high-arching mid-range jumper was money. He was the anchor in the middle on three championship teams.

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