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  1. #1
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    RIP John Havlicek. One of my favorite players

    A sad day for Celtic and all B-Ball fans. One of the hardest and grittiest players on the parquet.
    “How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the world? I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher”. — Jimi Hendrix

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    Guy was a stud. Could literally run all day and not get tired and he had skillz. RIP.

    Cool little documentary:

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    Sad day indeed. RIP.

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    Why don't you go practice fallin' down? I'll be there in a minute.

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    Not a fan of the Cs but as a fan of Basketball I loved what I was able to see of his game

    "always find an edge"

    and Bill Russell called him “the best all-around player I ever saw.”
    When the Greatest of all time says that about you, thats something

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    Cleared out my storage unit recently and discovered this item that I had not seen, circa 1967(?)
    Dad was a coach for Hondo's summer camps in Boston during the same years he was coaching at Northeastern University, and this must have been a gift he forgot about. That is a crisp signature

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    ^^ Value just went up on that

    RIP JH, one of the smoothest movers I ever watched on a basketball court. The guy just "got it" and was a pleasure to watch. I saw a game between some of the Celtics and the Globetrotters at a (long since closed) Catskills hotel and got to meet most of the players and get signatures, it was a high point of a little kids life for sure. They all burned in my parents house fire 30 years ago

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    Proto Bird.

    Incredibly cool pic, btw.

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    Awesome player but some shitty fucking shoes sold at Fred Meyer that my parents made me wear as a kid.

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    He was a lot older than that pic back in the day--or maybe the passage of 55 years has changed MY perspective on what old looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boltonoutlaw View Post
    Cleared out my storage unit recently and discovered this item that I had not seen, circa 1967(?)
    Dad was a coach for Hondo's summer camps in Boston during the same years he was coaching at Northeastern University, and this must have been a gift he forgot about. That is a crisp signature

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    How the hell did he get that line in his signature so straight? Did he carry a straightedge around with him in case he needed to sign an autograph?

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    RIP. Great player and liked to ski too. Saw him a couple times up to Sugarloaf

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    Never knew he was the all time Celtics points leader!

    https://www.basketball-reference.com...rs_career.html

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    A fantastic player; saw him many times at MSG.

  14. #14
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    RIP John Havlicek. One of my favorite players

    One of my early years sports heroes. Got to see him in person 2X while we lived in Baltimore. RIP Hondo.


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