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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 19:54

Happy Birthday, John 'Hondo' Havlicek!

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Happy Birthday to one of the all-time greatest Celtics, Mr. Havlicek!

John Havlicek turns 74!

John Havlicek turns 74 on this day. Hondo, a small forward who played alongside Bill Russell and Sam Jones, is one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. 

The Ohio native is an 8-time NBA champion, 1974 NBA Finals MVP, 13-time All-Star and last but certainly not least, he is the Celtics all-time scorer with 26,395 points. Havlicek helped the Celtics significantly averaging 20.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game over the course of his 16-year career.

No. 17 is hanging in the TD Garden for a reason. Not only because of his impressive and historic statistics, but because he was a Celtic for his whole career and will live on with the green for the rest of his life. 

Mark Loiselle Jr.

Mark Loiselle Jr. is a Celtics beat writer for CLNS Radio. He currently has a radio show called "The Sports Blast" on ESPN Radio in Nashua, New Hampshire, and writes for The Phinsider. In the past, his work has been published on NESN.com, Phinphanatic.com and Atlantic Twine. 

Mark is a Warwick, Rhode Island native who recently graduated from Springfield College with a degree in communications/sports journalism. You can follow Mark on Twitter @mahkeyL34