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    John Havlicek, Hall of Famer and Celtics legend, dies at 79

    He was one of the "Superstars" of the NBA when I was growing up:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...nd/3582307002/

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    John Havlicek was a great one.

    always remember

    Havlicek stole the ball

    edafan

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    I'm an Ohio State basketball fan. Hondo is the greatest Buckeye hoops player ever. Hearing this news ruined my day for a bit.

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    I am quite shocked at how little the sports pages have covered this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    I am quite shocked at how little the sports pages have covered this.
    I agree

    edafan

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddesper View Post
    I am quite shocked at how little the sports pages have covered this.
    I agree.
    It shows a blatant media bias against the greatness of Boston Celtics 1950's - 1960's.
    Havlicek won 8 NBA championships: 6 of them were with Bill Russell, who won 11 out of 13 years.
    Then they regrouped the team, and won 2 more in the 1970's.
    John Havlicek was a great player.
    Read the statements from Red Auerbach when he first observed Havlicek on his team.

    nuf said

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    Hondo was one of the best-r.i.p.

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    I think this belongs here also:
    Sideline Chatter:
    Havlicek stole the ball
    and Larry Bird's bravado

    Havlicek vs. Bird: who wins? Turns out it was Hondo by TKO.

    The two Celtics legends whose NBA careers missed overlapping by two years once went one-on-one anyway after Bird, 16 1/2 years Havlicek's junior, bragged he would have dominated had the two ever played.

    As Havlicek, who died Thursday at 79, once told The Boston Globe: "I said, 'Fine, let's go right now.' I made a swipe for the ball, but in doing so I hit him in a very tender spot. He went down and stayed down for a good two minutes.

    "I said, 'That's it. You lose. You aren't tough enough to have played in my day.' "

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