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    Default OT. John "Hondo" Havlicek (Boston Celtic great)

    RIP, Hondo. The greatest ever.

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    Sad news. He was the role model I tried to emulate in ancient times when I was playing in school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amaronizag View Post
    Sad news. He was the role model I tried to emulate in ancient times when I was playing in school.
    Same here.

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    "Hondo" is John Havlicek, not the guboards Hondo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    "Hondo" is John Havlicek, not the guboards Hondo.
    Thank you ZN. I thought Jazz was talking about our Hondo. I'm glad he's still with us. Regarding John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics, he definitely had a tremendous influence on my game. His hustle is what I always wanted to emulate. I did like his jump shot as well. He was money!!! And I wanted to be like that. The other Boston player who influenced me a lot was Bob Cousy.
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    "Hondo" is John Havlicek, not the guboards Hondo.
    Thank you, ZN!
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    1. Hondo was a rare player but never won a MVP.
    2. I nearly hit the roof here as I was just shopping with our Hondo at Costco!! OMG!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    "Hondo" is John Havlicek, not the guboards Hondo.
    Phew, thanks for the clarification. Brief moment of panic.
    I will thank God for the day and the moment I have. - Jimmy V

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    Apologies for the misunderstanding. Thanks ZN

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    Hondo was a favorite of mine as well. Thanks for the memories.
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    Everyone remembers him for this (which is by the way easily the most famous PBP call in NBA history):





    But few remember he scored more than 26,000 points in 16 seasons (before the 3-pt line).

    Added entertainment from the guy at 0:18 in the above video who took off with the ball knowing it would be worth a fortune.





    Even more entertaining (and they literally ripped his jersey off):




    My first basketball as a kid was a signed one by Hondo. "Don't cross your legs on defense," my dad said.


    Edit: F*** Parkinson's. Took my dad and Havilecek too.
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    IMO... The original Larry Bird... RIP Hondo..

    Go!! Zags!!!
    "Learn from the past, Plan for the future, Live in the Now!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblahla View Post
    IMO... The original Larry Bird... RIP Hondo..

    Go!! Zags!!!
    Great comment. As a Green fan, it's a pity they never played a minute together. The original and the best. IMO, a top 10 all-timer.

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    Doppelgänger......

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    Wow. GZ, you were blessed

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    Quote Originally Posted by caduceus View Post
    Everyone remembers him for this (which is by the way easily the most famous PBP call in NBA history):

    That was quite the call. When we were growing up, my brother was a huge Celtics fan. He got this album one year for Christmas and I remember us being up in his room, listening to it over and over.

    RIP, Hondo.

    My posts indicate that I don't seem to follow college basketball all that closely.

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