A few nights ago, EPSN Classic showed Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals of Boston v. Detroit. The series was tied at 2-2. This was the game that ended with Isaiah's bonehead pass that Bird stole and dished to Dennis Johnson for the go-ahead bucket as time ran out. All that Isaiah had to do was to get the ball in and Detroit would have won that series and would have made it to 4 straight NBA finals (and I believe they would have won 3 in a row, because in '88 they almost won, and making it in '87 would have given them that experience they needed). Anyways, during the game Parrish and Laimbeer (and a couple of others) were going for a rebound. Parrish was completely boxed out, and Laimbeer didn't even get the rebound - I think it went out of bounds. Laimbeer did nothing cheap or wrong, but when sissy Parrish realized he had missed the rebound, he made three huge swipes down on Laimbeer knocking him to the floor. Laimbeer came up bloodied and did not retaliate at all for the rest of the game. The amazing thing was that Parrish was not even called for a foul, let alone a technical. He should have been thrown out of the game, the Big Sissy. But the game was at the Garden, and the refs were too scared. There were also other questionable calls in favor of the Beloved Celtics. Yuck. I think Parrish was a Big Sissy in that game. Don't sucker-punch a guy. If you want to fight him for past wrongs (which I admit Laimbeer probably did in other games), then go to him man-to-man. Oh yes - I'll throw this in, too - I think Parrish was way overrated.