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3. John Havlicek

Before we begin, just being nicknamed “Hondo” is enough for us to put John Havlicek in our top five!

Havlicek was the 7th Overall Pick from the 1962 Draft, and he would go on to be the most tenured player in Celtics history with 16 seasons and 1,270 games under his belt.  He rarely missed games, led by example and was a lethal weapon on both ends of the court.  "Hondo" would develop into the game's first real swingman, moving effortlessly from guard to forward.  From 1965-66 to his retirement, he was a perennial All-Star and would average 20.8 Points per Game. This is no surprise, which if you look at his overall tenure he is the Celtic's all-time leading scorer.

RIP: John Havlicek

It was announced that basketball legend, John Havlicek passed away today at the age of 79.  

Playing collegiately at Ohio State where he helped the Buckeyes win the 1960 National Championship, Havlicek was drafted 7thoverall in 1962 by the Boston Celtics, which would be the only team he would ever play for professionally.  He is one of the most decorated players in NBA history as he helped the Celtics win eight NBA Titles, he is a 13-time All-Star and a four-time First Team All-NBA Selection.  Teammates and opponents considered him one of the most complete players they ever saw as he excelled at both offense and defense and he was also a consummate teammate.  At the time of his retirement, he was the career leader in Game Played and third in Points.

He was selected for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and fans of John Havlicek at this time.

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