John Havlicek Passes Away at 79
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One of the greatest Celtics of all time in John Havlicek passed away on Thursday.
It is with great sadness we have learned that Celtics Legend and Hall of Famer John Havlicek has passed away peacefully today at the age of 79. He will be dearly missed by his Celtics family.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 26, 2019
Celtics statement on the passing of John Havlicek: pic.twitter.com/OlXFiw9X7D
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) April 26, 2019
Havlicek had a storied career and was selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.
But it’s his accomplishments and impact as a Boston Celtic which will never be forgotten. He helped lead the team to eight of their 17 championships and won Finals MVP in 1974. Havlicek is first all-time for the Celtics in points, minutes, and games played. He’s second in assists and fifth in rebounds.
All of those fantastic statistics, but John was so much more. He embodied the meaning of what it means to be a Celtic on and off the court, and may he now rest in peace.