The timing could hardly be better for this book--John ""Hondo"" Havlicek, one of basketball's few indisputable superstars,...

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HONDO: The Celtic Man in Motion

The timing could hardly be better for this book--John ""Hondo"" Havlicek, one of basketball's few indisputable superstars, is probably in the last year of an exemplary career--but the book could certainly be better. It suffers from jerky organization; Havlicek can't remember the details of some key contests; and the book mostly consists of playoff games. Perhaps ""Hondo"" has just had it too good, playing with all those great Celtic teams: ""Not making the 1960 Olympic basketball team is probably my most bitter disappointment in sports, and I will never get over it."" And when he is interesting, it's about someone else--his comparison of centers Bill Russell (his personal hero) and Wilt Chamberlain is the liveliest thing in the book. Otherwise, ""Hondo"" just doesn't score many points.

Pub Date: Jan. 12, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Prentice-Hall

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1976