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.