Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell

Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell
Photograph of Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell. Maxwell, a native of Kinston, N.C., played college basketball at UNC Charlotte and then went on to star with the Boston Celtics, 1977-1985. The photograph shows Maxwell on a visit to his hometown speaking with school children, probably in the Kinston High School gymnasium. Date approximated.
Original Format
13cm x 21cm
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Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Johnnie Wiggins cousin of Andrew wiggins Nov 26 2015

Mrs Bowen was my teacher same as cornbread as he came back to visit in1977 I was in the 6th grade he made agreat impression on me, I had a fightwith Paul Jones son, I came fromPhiladelphia pa to stay with my grandmother my mom just passed.

DC Aug 23 2010

This is a photographic print of Kinston, NC-born (1955) basketball star Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell, who played college basketball at UNC Charlotte and then went to star with the Boston Celtics, 1977-1985. While overshadowed for much of his career by Celtics' stars like Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, Maxwell played a key role in the Celtics success. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1981 National Basketball League final. Traded by the Celtics in 1985, Maxwell played with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets before retiring in 1988. Following his retirement, the Celtics retired Maxwell's jersey number "31". Maxwell now lives in retirement in Boston, where he is now a radio broadcaster. Maxwell was given his nickname by his college teammate Melvin Watkins who thought Maxwell looked like the star of the movie "Cornbread, Earl and Me" in which a 12-year old boy suffers the murder of his friend, a basketball star. In the photgraph below, taken during a public appearance at a Kinston public school. The school's basketball coach, Paul Jones, in seen in the background. Jones attended East Carolina College, 1950-1954.

popsemaIL@yahoo.com Apr 09 2010

How did Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell get his nickname?

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