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 »
Star Clippers player Chris Paul recently passed John Havlicek’s all-time assists record, with 6,119 assists (Havlicek had 6,114). The record was broken during the Clipper’s season-opening victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, in which the Clippers won 93-90.
The NBA has skyrocketed all sorts of careers: players, like John Havlicek, reporters, like son Chris Havlicek, coaches, like Red Auerbach and countless other athletic, marketing and business-savvy people. Players like John Havlicek become household names and enter into prestigious establishments like the Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Havliceks are an athletic family. Father John Havlicek is a legendary basketball player. Son Chris Havlicek played baskrtball for UVA, later played professional basketball in Italy, and then went on to play with the 1996 Olympic Handball team. Also, son-in-law Brian Buchanan is a former MLB player. Before Chris, John Havlicek tried out for… Read More »
After undergrad at the University of Virginia, Chris Havlicek played professional basketball in Italy. Although he didn’t make a career out of it like his father, legendary Celtic John Havlicek, he still enjoyed the game very much. Today, recent college graduates are following in Chris Havlicek’s shoes. Jonny Flynn, Syracuse University’s former point guard, signed… Read More »