|Boston Celtics guard John Havlicek (right) drives to the lane against the New York Knicks in a game in 1976.|
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bston Celtics' Havlicek Sets NBA Record
On March 20, 1976, John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics became the first NBA player to score more than 1,000 points per season for 14 consecutive seasons.
Havlicek, the 8-time NBA Champion and 13-time NBA Al-Star was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984, six years after his retirement in 1978. The Celtics in Boston Garden retired Havlicek’s jersey, no.17 immediately after his retirement.
In 1997 Havlicek was selected and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. In SLAM Magazine’s Top 50 NBA Players list in 2009, Havlicek was ranked no.17, like his jersey. He was also named the 13th best player of all-time in Bill Simmons, Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy.
Havlicek scored 26,395 points in his career, an average of 20.8 per game. He also recorded 8,007 rebounds, an average of 6.3 per game, and 6,114 assists, an average of 4.8 per game.