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“Havlicek Steals the ball!” Play Still Celebrated After 50 Years

Before the beginning of the second quarter the Boston Celtics fans and members of the organization gave their legend John “Hondo” Havlicek a standing ovation while he accepted an award to commemorate the legendary “Havlicek Stole the Ball!” play. This play was immortalized after announcer Johnny Most made the call in his charismatic fashion after… Read More »

The Havliceks’ Basketball Careers

Both Chris and John Havlicek have had successful careers in sports. Chris played basketball for UVA, then he played professionally for an Italian team. His father, John Havlicek, played basketball for Ohio State and famously for the Celtics, but he almost chased a career in the NFL. Read more about his football dreams here.

Red Auerbach Chooses John Havlicek

Today, basketball drafts are a formal process, but when John Havlicek was drafted by Celtic’s coach, Red Auerbach, that wasn’t the case. Havlicek, who holds the record of scoring more points than any other Celtic, was picked after a series of players, but none of those men ended up in the Baketball Hall of Fame like… Read More »