Jo Jo White Died This Week. Anyone Remember Him?

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    Jo Jo White Died This Week. Anyone Remember Him?

    I didn't see a thread on his passing so I thought I'd mention it. Jo Jo died on Tuesday at the age of 71. What I remember most about him was how durable he was, how fundamentally sound he was, and what a high basketball IQ he had.

    Jo Jo , Kansas grad, helped the Celtics to two NBA titles , was a 7-time All-Star, a Finals MVP, and led the 1968 U.S. Olympic team to a 9-0 record and a gold medal finish. His #10 jersey was retired by the Celtics, for whom he set a franchise record of 488 consecutive games played. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF in 2015.

    Not only was Jo Jo a great basketball player, he was a great athlete. In addition to being the first round draft pick of the Celtics in 1969, he was also drafted by the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Reds. He was also drafted one other time- to serve in the military. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

    Anyone besides me remember watching Jo Jo White lead those great Celtics' teams of the seventies, along with Cowens and Havlicek ?
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    Saw it on TV the other day scrolling on the bottom of a game I was watching. Great player. No clue he was that old.

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    I remember watching him play for Kansas and in the NBA. Great player!

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    Being a Celtic fan, I definitely can recall, Jo Jo, Havlicek, Cowens, Nelson and company. I especially remember those sunday afternoons watching on the old black and white tv. Good Times

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    I remember watching him as a very young kid. He was really good and seems like he was a really good person...very sad to hear he passed...and all time great Celtic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlow View Post
    Being a Celtic fan, I definitely can recall, Jo Jo, Havlicek, Cowens, Nelson and company. I especially remember those sunday afternoons watching on the old black and white tv. Good Times
    Same here.

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    Geez i`m so old I remember him playing for the Jayhawks.

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    I remember him well. Both at Kansas and the Celtics.

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