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John Havlicek Biography
John Havlicek was born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio and is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA titles, half of them coming in his first four seasons.
In the NBA, only teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones won more championship rings during their playing careers. Havlicek is considered one of the best NBA players in history, especially on defense, and was inducted as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. He was a three sport star at Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ohio and one of his boyhood friends was Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro. The Bridgeport High School Gymnasium was renamed the John J Havlicek Gymnasium; in January 2007. He shares the honor with National High School Hall of Fame member, Frank Baxter, A long time coach at Bridgeport High School. The court is named after Baxter.
A 13-time NBA All-Star, Havlicek retired in 1978 and his number 17 jersey was immediately retired at the Boston Garden. In 1984 Havlicek became a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1997 he was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Havlicek was ranked #15 on SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003. Havlicek owns the NBA record for most missed shots at 13,417.
During the 2008 NBA Finals, the ABC commentators would frequently single out Havlicek in the crowd, and compliment his appearance.
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