A famous basketball player for the Boston Celtics has just passed away. Fans around the country were sad to hear of his passing.
According to reports, John Havlicek died on Thursday. His cause of death hasn't officially been released at this time. Reports stated that he died in Jupiter, Florida.
John is said to have been one of the most accomplished players in the history of the Celtics' organization. Administrative officials and coaches within the organization spoke very highly of him.
"Havlicek, with the nickname 'Hondo' for his resemblance to John Wayne, was known for one of the most iconic plays in the league. In the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers, he stole Hal Green's inbound pass," reported Fox News.
John was drafted in 1962 after playing college basketball for Ohio State University. He helped lead the Buckeyes to a national championship in 1960. The Celtics also released an official statement concerning his passing.
"He was extraordinarily thoughtful and generous, both on a personal level and for those in need, as illustrated by his commitment to raising money for The Genesis Foundation for Children for over three decades through his fishing tournament," the statement read. "He was a champion in every sense, and as we join his family, friends, and fans in mourning his loss, we are thankful for all the joy and inspiration he brought to us."
Please join us in praying for his family as they go through this difficult time.