CELTICS’ PARISH PUTS L.A. RADIO IN CHOKE HOLD: Former Boston Celtics star Robert “Chief” Parish got all choked up when he talked about his life in the NBA during an interview with “The Loose Cannons” on KLAC-AM Wednesday.
Particularly when it came to reminiscing about what it was like going up against former Detroit Pistons center bad boy Bill Laimbeer, who’s adjusting the necktie of former Parish teammate Larry Bird (above).
Parish: “I must say I did lose my composure with Bill, but the only thing I ever wanted to do with Bill was choke him. I didn’t necessarily want to hit him but I certainly wanted to wrap my hands around his throat a few times.”
Fast forward to the final scene of the Oscar-winning “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” where the character Chief (Will Sampson) chokes the life out of Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson):
Every C’s fan worth his/her salt certainly has an appreciation for Chief’s treatment of a certain celebrity A-lister - now seen sitting courtside nightly at Staples Center.