Robert Parish

Robert Parish

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First Name Robert
Middle Name Lee
Last Name Parish
Full Name at Birth Robert Lee Parish
Alternative Name Chief, Robert Lee Parish, Robert Parish
Age 63 years
Birthday 30th August, 1953
Birthplace Shreveport, Louisiana
Height 7' 0" (213 cm)
Weight 230lbs (104 kg)
Build Athletic
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Woodlawn in Shreveport, Louisiana
University Centenary College of Louisiana
Occupation Basketball
Basketball Position Center
NBA First Game Date 22nd October, 1976
Draft Golden State Warriors, 1st round (8th pick, 8th overall), 1976 NBA Draft
Hall of Fame Inducted as Player in 2003
Claim to Fame Basketball Great

Robert Lee Parish (born August 30, 1953) is a retired American basketball center. He was known for his strong defense and jump shooting, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1996, Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. His nickname was The Chief, after the fictitious Chief Bromden, a silent, giant Native American character in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. According to Parish, former Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell gave him this nickname because of his stoic nature. He played an NBA-record 1,611 regular season games in his career.

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