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February 19, 1989 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
Always more visual than verbal, Robert Parish makes his most eloquent and pointed statements on the basketball court. Self-expression is a rebound forcefully snatched, a full-court outlet pass completed or his locomotive-style of running on a fast break. No elaboration is needed. If you want glib quotes or lyrical references to Bob Dylan from the Boston Celtics, go to Kevin McHale. If you want slick moves and homespun observations, try Larry Bird.
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November 6, 2009 | David Davis, Davis is a contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine.
In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced much of the nation to two sublime players and, not so incidentally, paved the way for the multibillion-dollar television contract that March Madness now commands. Such is the influence of the Johnson-Bird rivalry, a nexus that continued after they entered the NBA together and rekindled a dormant, bicoastal feud.
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February 12, 1993 | Associated Press
Boston Celtic center Robert Parish, the oldest player in the NBA, will be charged today with possession of marijuana after authorities found the drug at his home and in a package addressed to him. The case began in San Francisco on Wednesday night, when a drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in a Federal Express package addressed to Parish.
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October 22, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Harry Mangurian Jr., 82, a former owner of the Boston Celtics and renowned horse breeder, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after an eight-month battle with leukemia. Mangurian owned the Celtics from 1979-83, a tenure that included an NBA championship in 1981 and the signings of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, who became stars for the pro basketball team. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mangurian was successful at numerous business ventures, including his start as owner of a family-run furniture store and as a breeder of champion thoroughbreds on the 1,100-acre Mockingbird Farm in Ocala, Fla.
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February 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Boston Celtics reportedly have reached an agreement in principle to keep 38-year-old center Robert Parish, the oldest player in the NBA, on the team through next season. Under the agreement, Parish will be paid $3.5 million for the one-year extension, with a small amount deferred, the Boston Globe reported.
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February 13, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Boston Celtic center Robert Parish said that the discovery of marijuana in a package addressed to him and sent to his home would not affect his role with the team. Parish, who played 30 minutes during Boston's victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night in Dallas, is scheduled to appear for arraignment March 3 with Heather Graves, who was with him at his home in Weston, Mass., when police discovered the marijuana Thursday.
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June 7, 2004 | From Staff Reports
If the Lakers go on and win their fourth NBA title in five years, most people agree that they will rank among the best teams in league history. But according to former Boston Celtic great Robert Parish, that doesn't mean that they could play with the best teams of the 1980s. "We would have stepped all in them ... all in their backside," said Parrish, who won three championship rings playing with the Celtics. "It would be no contest. "Our '85-86 team would have had its way.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2003
* Sports-equipment maker K2 Inc. has tapped Robert Parish as president of its newly acquired Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. unit. Parish had been chief executive at Worth Inc., a privately held maker of softball and baseball equipment. Worth was recently acquired by Carlsbad, Calif.-based K2. * Genta Inc., an unprofitable Berkeley Heights, N.J., developer of oncology drugs, won Food and Drug Administration approval to sell its first medicine, Ganite, to treat a complication of cancer.
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June 12, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bald, goateed, man who sits behind Larry Bird during Pacer games is Joe Qatato. "Quirky," the Pacers call him, because Bird does, and has for more than two decades. Qatato met Bird in 1979. He was a student at Emerson College in Boston and a public relations intern with the Boston Celtics. Bird had just left Indiana State and in many circles was a basketball legend already.
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September 7, 1997 | HOWARD ULMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Red Auerbach didn't know how good a player he was getting when he traded for Robert Parish in one of basketball's most lopsided deals. And now, 17 years later, it's doubtful fans fully appreciate the achievements of the stoical center who shunned the spotlight throughout the longest playing career in NBA history. Larry Bird and Kevin McHale got the publicity on the Boston Celtics.
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February 12, 1997 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper Coach Bill Fitch said center Stanley Roberts, who had his back surgery rescheduled to next week because he has a cold, got scared when he went to the hospital Monday. "He says he's going to go back and try it again," Fitch said. "I didn't get all the particulars, but he said he didn't have good vibes. I guess that would be like a guy who gets cold feet at the wedding."
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April 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
There was a ceremony honoring Robert Parish, who tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most NBA games played--1,560--but the Charlotte Hornets shouldn't have waited until halftime to hold it. By then, a reminder had been served to Parish and his Hornet teammates that, should they overcome their half-game deficit to the Miami Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls are waiting for them.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2003
* Sports-equipment maker K2 Inc. has tapped Robert Parish as president of its newly acquired Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. unit. Parish had been chief executive at Worth Inc., a privately held maker of softball and baseball equipment. Worth was recently acquired by Carlsbad, Calif.-based K2. * Genta Inc., an unprofitable Berkeley Heights, N.J., developer of oncology drugs, won Food and Drug Administration approval to sell its first medicine, Ganite, to treat a complication of cancer.
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November 6, 2009 | David Davis, Davis is a contributing writer at Los Angeles magazine.
In the spring of 1979, Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his Michigan State team faced off against Larry Bird and his undefeated Indiana State squad to decide the collegiate basketball championship. Johnson and the Spartans prevailed in a game that introduced much of the nation to two sublime players and, not so incidentally, paved the way for the multibillion-dollar television contract that March Madness now commands. Such is the influence of the Johnson-Bird rivalry, a nexus that continued after they entered the NBA together and rekindled a dormant, bicoastal feud.
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August 5, 1994 | Associated Press
Robert Parish, arriving with three NBA championship rings and a pending invitation to the Hall of Fame, insists he doesn't mind taking a backup role with the Charlotte Hornets. "My ego has been in check for a long time," the nine-time All-Star center of the Boston Celtics said Thursday after signing a multi-year contract with the Hornets. "Coming off the bench behind a fine young center like Alonzo Mourning fits my style," said the 7-foot Parish, the NBA's oldest player, who will turn 41 on Aug.
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November 29, 1993 | SHAV GLICK
Officials in Lillehammer, Norway, want their sometimes dour residents to look cheerful during next year's Winter Olympics. So they are testing smile holders. The smile holders work by attaching a plastic hook in each corner of the wearer's mouth so their smiles can be adjusted--from mere grins to broad smiles--by moving an elastic band attaching the two hooks.
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