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Red’s Army Rewind: Fans salute John Havlicek

On April 9, 1978, John Havlicek played his last game before Celtics fans. How did they treat the legendary Hondo? With a roaring 7 minute standing ovation that will make the hair on the back of you neck stand up. I've never seen/heard anything like it. The best part of all, no hyped up introduction from the P.A. guy or video montage to get the fans worked up. They rose from their seats and saluted a legend.

I'm sure LeBron James will get a similiar send-off from Miami fans.

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  • Hondo….He has a permanent spot on the “Mt. Rushmore of Celtics”

  • Now THAT’S how you send somebody off. That gave me chills, and if you read the description of the video, the uploader had to edit the ovation because it was so long. Ah…those were the days of the old Garden, Red and real, diehard fans.

  • One of the all-time NBA & Celtic greats……Bird said he coulda played another couple years effectivly. Thanks for posting this proud moment fellas. Dave Bing & Kermit Washington too, Red loved the proven vet.

  • G4L


  • from Bridgeport Ohio!!!!!!!!!! 2 HOF’s from that town him and Joe Niekro!!!! nice guys from BPT high. He is the reason I am a Celtic fan.

  • You mean Phil Niekro, not Joe.

  • nice just testing the readers that’s it