Born October 28, 1943 Richard Parks played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1968-1968. Richard E. Parks was an American basketball player. A 6'7" forward, Parks played college basketball at Saint Louis University. Parks was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the 5th round of the 1966 NBA draft. Parks played on the 1967–68 Pittsburgh Pipers team that won the 1968 ABA Championship.