Larry Hen wins ’88 3-point contest; Kris Humphries born

On this present day in Boston Celtics historical past, Corridor of Fame Celtics small ahead Larry Hen gained the 1988 AT&T Shootout at Chicago Stadium, a part of that 12 months’s All-Star recreation festivities that had been held within the Illinois metropolis.

The Hick From French Lick (as Hen was typically affectionately referred to as as a nickname) had already made a reputation for himself within the occasion — famously asking fellow rivals within the 1986 iteration of the occasion “Man, who’s comin’ in second?” (per ESPN’s Jeff Caplan) — and didn’t disappoint the followers in attendance of the 1988 occasion when it comes to efficiency or trash-talking.

This time, Hen beat Dale Ellis by two factors total, leaving the court docket with a finger raised to the heavens as if to say he knew he’d already gained but once more.

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It is usually the birthday of former Boston Celtics massive man Kris Humphries, born this present day in 1985 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Humphries joined the Celtics as a part of the now-infamous commerce with the Brooklyn Nets that despatched Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Nets in change for MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, and three first-round draft picks along with Kris.

Humphries was by no means a significant a part of the Celtics’ plans, spending solely a single season with the staff, however nonetheless managed to log virtually 20 minutes an outing within the 2013-14 season, averaging 8.4 factors and 5.9 rebounds per recreation.

After that single season in Boston, the previous Gopher was traded to the Washington Wizards for a commerce exception and a 2015 2nd-round draft decide.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire

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