Happy birthday, Scott Wedman!

Today is former Boston Celtics small forward Scott Wedman's 65th birthday.

Wedman, who came into the league after an outstanding career at Colorado as the 6th pick of the 1974 NBA Draft, spent his early years playing for the Kansas City/Omaha Kings (now Sacramento) and Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded to the Celtics for Darren Tillis and cash early in 1983.

While primarily a bench player, he was a prototypical sixth-man, backing up Larry Bird and sometimes even Kevin McHale, and was known for catching fire in his own right from time to time. Perhaps his most notable outing was Game One of the 1985 NBA Finals, a high-scoring shellacking of the Celts' arch-rival Los Angeles Lakers that saw Boston win 148-114 an Wedman drop 26 points on 11-for11 shooting.

Scott would end his pro career with the Celtics, playing five seasons (and winning two championships -1984 and 1986) between 1983 and 1986-87, averaging 6.2 points, 2.1 boards and an assist over that time. Traded to the Seattle Supersonics in the offseason of 1987, Wedman instead opted to retire, returning to Kansas City to coach the now-defunct American Basketball Association's Kansas City Knights for a time before starting his own real estate business.

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