© 2021 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

Havlicek Used "Meticulous" Preparation To Reach Greatness

It's one of the most famous calls in NBA history. John Havlicek tipped the ball to a teammate in the 1965 NBA Eastern conference finals to secure a Boston victory, and the team would go on to win a seventh-straight NBA title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4fTjcJwImw Havlicek became a household name for Ohio basketball fans years earlier when he helped Jerry Lucas lead the Buckeyes to the 1960 NCAA title and three straight title game appearances. Havlicek learned this week that he'll be among the latest inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Bob Ryan is a longtime sports writer for The Boston Globe and wrote a book with Havlicek. He spoke with WOSU's Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley.