John Havlicek

1940 - 2019

John Havlicek

John Joseph Havlicek ( HAV-li-chek; April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019) was an American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons with the team. In the National Basketball Association he is one of four players to have won eight championships in their playing careers; only teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones have won more, with 11 and 10 championships respectively. Havlicek is also one of three NBA players with an unsurpassed 8–0 record in NBA Finals series outcomes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Havlicek has received more than 1,526,105 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular basketball player.

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Among basketball players, John Havlicek ranks 18 out of 925Before him are Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Karl Malone. After him are Bob Cousy, Elgin Baylor, Uljana Semjonova, Dirk Nowitzki, Scottie Pippen, and Arvydas Sabonis.

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Among people born in 1940, John Havlicek ranks 152Before him are Abbas El Fassi, Hiroshi Katayama, David Koch, Tony Sheridan, Haing S. Ngor, and Petru Lucinschi. After him are Víctor Erice, Isdal Woman, Helmut Jahn, Jill St. John, Peter C. Doherty, and Teruki Miyamoto. Among people deceased in 2019, John Havlicek ranks 145Before him are Gloria Vanderbilt, Jurica Jerković, Peggy Lipton, David Hedison, Ken Matthews, and Donald Keene. After him are Dinko Dermendzhiev, Tim Conway, Marlen Khutsiev, Lee Radziwill, Ivan Dimitrov, and Kazuo Koike.

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Among people born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 2,629 out of 12,171Before him are Miguel Ferrer (1955), Gerard Damiano (1928), Artie Shaw (1910), Don S. Davis (1942), Charles Dow (1851), and Don McLean (1945). After him are Eric Schmidt (1955), George Ellery Hale (1868), Philip Sheridan (1831), Paul Sorvino (1939), Ted Nelson (1937), and Dean Stockwell (1936).


Among basketball players born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 15Before him are Jerry West (1938), Larry Bird (1956), Julius Erving (1950), Kobe Bryant (1978), LeBron James (1984), and Karl Malone (1963). After him are Bob Cousy (1928), Elgin Baylor (1934), Scottie Pippen (1965), George Mikan (1924), Derrick Rose (1988), and Walt Frazier (1945).

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