Former Celtic and Buckeye Great, John Havlicek has died

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    Former Celtic and Buckeye Great, John Havlicek has died

    The NBA has lost one of its all-time greats.

    NBA legend John Havlicek dies at 79

    The Boston Herald reports that Havlicek, who had battled Parkinsonís Disease, caught pneumonia three weeks ago and died after his family placed him in hospice care on Wednesday. He was 79.

    John won an NCAA title and 8 NBA titles, and was a 13-time All-Star.

    RIP Hondo
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    The Boston Celtics all time leading scorer. Bill Russell called him “the best all around player I ever saw”.
    Starting watching the NBA around 1967 so I saw Hondo play quite a bit on TV.

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    8-0 in the Finals. Must be the GOAT.

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    The famous call by the Celtics radio guy, Johnny Most: "Havlicek stole the ball!"
    RIP, Hondo.

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    Heard something this afternoon that I'd be totally for...naming the NBA's 6th Man award the John Havlicek award. Come on Adam Silver, make this happen.

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    My favorite memory is a shot Hondo made over Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) in the 74 series in Milwaukee. John was 6 feet from the basket and threw up a shot that went 20 feet up in the air, well over Alcindor's outstretched hand and dropped in.

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