On this day: Celtic center Stacey King born; Powe leads blowout of Heat
On this day in Boston Celtics history, former Boston big man Stacey King was born in Lawton, Oklahoma back in 1967. King would play his college ball at the University of Oklahoma before being picked up with the sixth overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 1989 NBA draft.
As far as being a part of Celtic history goes, you can’t get much more tenuous than King. The man has almost as many rings (3– from his time with the Chicago Bulls, where he won 3 years in a row with Michael Jordan between 1991 and 1993) as he does games with Boston.
King played a total of 5 tilts with the Celtics after he signed a 10-day contract but did not renew with a second, dissatisfied with how he was being used and how the organization was run under ML Carr.
Happy birthday Stacey King! #Celtics pic.twitter.com/NVJUWAWCNV
— Honest☘️Larry (@HonestLarry1) January 29, 2021
King was nearly at the end of his career, playing a short stint with the Dallas Mavericks before heading to the Continental Basketball Association (CBA — an analog of the G League at that time) and overseas.
He would average 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a Celtic.
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It is also the date of a 117-87 blowout of the Miami Heat that came despite Paul Pierce going 2-of-9 overall from the field and Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen not playing.
Leon Powe lead the team off the bench with 25 points and 11 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 23 points and 6 boards, and Tony Allen chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds in their absence.