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    "Havlicek steals the ball..."

    A Boston classic moment by a Boston sports great.

    RIP Hondo.
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    I read a great book titled "A sweet spot in time" by author John Jerome. It's a book about athletic achievement. John Havlicek is referenced in that book and is mentioned as having greater peripheral vision than the average person. I remember watching him play and thinking he had eyes behind his head. Great player and great person. Never heard or read anything negative about him.

    RIP Hondo.
     

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    My mother's 2nd favorite basketball player. #1 was Bill Russell. She met both at one time or another, and neither could do wrong. They should have won every championships. Robbed every time they lost. Her heroes - Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and the Celtics, not necessarily in that order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    My mother's 2nd favorite basketball player. #1 was Bill Russell. She met both at one time or another, and neither could do wrong. They should have won every championships. Robbed every time they lost. Her heroes - Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King and the Celtics, not necessarily in that order.
    They were not "robbed" many times.
     

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    They were not "robbed" many times.
    Objectively speaking, yes. :-)
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