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Former Celtic and Buckeye Great, John Havlicek has died


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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 Parkinson’s 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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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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