If it weren't for his chronic back problems, Larry Bird would've enjoyed his Hall of Fame career much longer. However, some may not know that an Achilles injury in 1988 almost forced him into retirement.Which Boston Celtic legend is only one of four players to have won eight championships during his career? ›
Havlicek is one of just four players to win 8, and one of three with an unsurpassed 8–0 record in NBA Finals. He was inducted as a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984.What was the greatest Celtics game? ›
- The Birth of a Dynasty: 1957 NBA Finals Game 7. ...
- Havlicek's Heroics: 1965 Eastern Conference Finals Game 7. ...
- The Triple-Overtime Classic: 1976 NBA Finals Game 5. ...
- Bird vs. ...
- The Comeback Kids: 2002 Eastern Conference Finals Game 3.
Anchored by the "Big Three" of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish, the Celtics won championships in 1981, 1984, and 1986.What was Larry Bird's weakness? ›
And when asked about Larry's weaknesses, Jordan's answer revealed the respect he had for Larry Legend's game. :He can't jump, and he's not quick," said Chicago's Michael Jordan, who clearly can and is. "But you can't increase your jumping ability or your quickness.Can I retire on $4.5 million? ›
Is $4 million enough to retire at 65? For most people, the answer is yes. But there are a lot of considerations and a good deal of planning to retire, regardless of how much you've saved. Everyone has different needs when they retire.Who is the highest scoring Celtic of all time? ›
1. John Havlicek (26,395) Havlicek played his entire 16-year career with the Celtics. He started as a sixth man and developed into one of his team's top scoring threats.Has any team won 4 championships in a row? ›
From 1936 to 1943 the Yankees dominated baseball for eight years, capturing seven American League pennants and six World Series Championships, including four World Series in a row from 1936 to 1939.What team won 4 championships in a row? ›
The Yankees have won three World Series in a row (1998-2000). They've won four World Series in a row (1936-39). And they've won five World Series in a row -- the longest championship streak in MLB history.What was the Celtics worst year? ›
The Boston Celtics had their worst record in a season in 1996-97, with a record of 15-67.
The Boston Celtics made their most threes in a game against the Knicks on November 5, with 27 three-pointers.Who is the best basketball player in NBA history? ›
At the top of my list is Chicago's very own Michael Jordan. Widely regarded as the greatest of all time, known for his incredible drive to do what it takes to win, Jordan has won six NBA championships, five MVP awards, ten scoring titles and is a 14-time NBA All-Star.Why wasn't Larry Bird drafted? ›
Before the draft, Larry Bird had just finished his junior year at Indiana State. However, he was eligible to be drafted without applying for "hardship" because his original college class at Indiana University had graduated. He initially enrolled at Indiana University in 1974 but dropped out before the season began.Who is the oldest retired NBA player? ›
This includes the oldest player of all time, Nicholas J. "Nat" Hickey. Hickey was a Croatian-American basketball player who spent most of his career playing in the American Basketball League. He retired in 1942 to start coaching.Why didn t Larry Bird play for the Pacers? ›
The Pacers didn't feel they could afford Bird due to the money owed to the NBA for joining the league from the ABA. The Boston Celtics, of course, selected Bird sixth in 1978 and eventually signed him to a five-year, $3.25 million contract that made him the highest-paid rookie in sports history at the time.Who was oldest NBA player? ›
The oldest player ever to play in the NBA was Nat Hickey who played one game in the 1947–48 season when he was 45 years and 363 days old. Hickey, who was coaching the Providence Steamrollers at the time, decided to activate himself and played in a game for the Steamrollers.