John Havlicek was an eight time Champion. I don’t think any fancy words are needed to convey how insane that is. Eight rings is almost unfathomable in today’s game. Hondo like many of the greats played both ends, contributed on the glass, and facilitated as a playmaker. Evidenced by the fact he still sits 79th in rebounds, 31st in assists, and 13th in points.
While it’s true Hondo was a member of some tremendously talented teams, it illuminates how truly gifted he was to still stand-out. Hondo also played against some pretty great teams. For reference, Hondo won his Finals MVP in 1974, he was 33, and up against a pretty good Milwaukee Bucks squad that featured both Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. . .
Seventh Pick Overall 1962 – Boston Celtics
8x All-NBA Defense
Hall of Fame
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Matt Drappel (16).
The Barn Burner: Will Reeve (51).
How did the other guys rank Havlicek: Justin Rowan (17), Justin Termine (17), Josh Eberley (18), James Holas (18), Lang Greene (18), Jacob Noble (19), Adi Joseph (20), Marc Griffin (20), Justin Salkin (23), Brian Geltzeiler (29), Robert Littal (31), and Shane Young (33).
#37 Thursday, September 17.
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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley
Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC
James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen
Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
and of course,
Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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