Remembering No. 17

John Havlicek, an 8-time champion with the Boston Celtics, died Thursday. He was 79. Former Boston Globe columnist Leigh Montville, who covered Havlicek in his glory years, gives TrueHoop a look inside the Hondo legend. By Leigh Montville I talked to John Havlicek's mother once. She had come in from Bridgeport, Ohio, or wherever she now lived, for some playoff game in one of her son’s basketball years with the Boston Celtics. It was the only time I ever saw her in the Boston Garden.

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