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The Greatest Floor Ever Is Retired

The parquet floor is no more: Boston
is retiring
the oldest floor in pro basketball; tonight
was the last night.
It's really sad in a lot of ways. Among other
things, every Hall Of Fame Player has played on that floor. That's
astonishing. That'll go on for a few more years, and eventually someone
like Grant Hill will be a trivia question for being the first Hall of Famer to not
play on it.

To give an indication of what that means, consider the following names:
that's a pile of history right there, brother.

  • Michael Jordan
  • Jumpin' Joe Fulks
  • George Mikan
  • George Gervin
  • David Thompson
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Rick Barry
  • Bailey Howell
  • Frank Ramsey
  • Dan Issell
  • Walt Bellamy
  • Sweetwater Clifton
  • Wilt
  • Magic
  • Bird
  • Charles Barkley
  • Clyde Lovelette
  • Clyde Frazier
  • Havlicek
  • West
  • Elgin Baylor
  • Pete Maravich
  • Maurice Stokes
  • Oscar Robertson
  • Kareem
  • Dave Bing
  • Willis Reed
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Dr. J
  • Dolph Schayes
  • Bill Sharman
  • Cazzie Russell
  • Bill Bradley
  • Jerry Lucas
  • Earl The Pearl
  • KC Jones
  • Sam Jones
  • Lenny Wilkins
  • Pat Riley
  • Mike Dunleavy
  • Billy Cunningham
  • Grant Hill
  • Darrell Imhoff
  • Elvin Hayes
  • Wes Unseld