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Cedric Maxwell: Big Game Baller

     Climb on my back boys! No more infamous words then those before game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals vs the Lakers. Cedric Cornbread Maxwell delivered after those impactful words. During that same series after James Worthy missed a key free throw in game 4 Max walked by him making the choke sign. 

     Cedric Maxwell lead his college team to the Final Four in 1977. A smaller college in UNC Charlotte not your typical big time college, pretty impressive and speaks to the talent and skills of Cornbread. 

     Cornbread had some of the best low post skills of any player ever to take to he hardwood. He had an uncanny ability to fake the defense into the air and score easily. Another skill of Cornbreads was to draw contact from his opponents and get to the line. He also had a pretty decent hook shot as well. 

     Cornbread was a two time NBA Champion winning in 81 and 84. Taking home Finals MVP in 1981. He was dominant and consistent during that entire series. As mentioned earlier, in the 84 series in game 7 vs the Lakers he was incredible. Think about that kinda confidence given his team mates being Bird, McHale and Parish and opponents in Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabber

      Max had a brief stint as a coach in the USBL. He's been the Celtics radio color commentator since 2001 and if anyone has ever listened to Max you know and love how great he is at his job. Some even say he should be on TV broadcast. One thing missing from his resume is the Basketball Hall of Fame. Dear BBHOF let's rectify that and get the man who carried the Celtics to a game 7 win vs the Lakers in 1984 into the Hall. 

 

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