Jan. 13, 1988

Now if you remember Dirk Minniefield in a Celtics uniform, consider yourself as a true, if maniacal fan.

The point guard from Kentucky, selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1983 draft, was then shipped to the New Jersey Nets, who waived him before the season began.

He signed with the Bulls as a free agent in 1984 and waived one month later.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed him in 1985 and actually appeared in 87 games for them – before being sent to Houston one year later.

He signed as a free agent with the Warriors in 1987, waived three weeks later, and landed in Boston.

In his 61 games with the Celtics, his high-water mark was memorialized on this date. He helped Boston beat the Bulls, 104-97.

Larry Bird said the C’s couldn’t have won without Minniefield pestering Michael Jordan (who scored 42 points) and got the ball to Bird, helping him score 38.

Minniefield scored 10 points with nine assists.

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