NBA's 6th-Man-of-the-Year award needs to be named after John Havlicek
Should the NBA 6th-Man-of-the-Year Award be named after the late, great John Havlicek?— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) April 28, 2019
John passed away earlier this year at the age of 79, and I am sad that he never got to present an award in his name while he lived. But it is never too late for the 8-Time Champion and 13-Time All Star to be recognized.
There is one problem. Two NBA awards are already named after former Celtics - The Red Auerbach trophy for NBA Coach-of-the-Year and the Bill Russell Finals MVP Award. I can hear rival general managers even now if this happens. But I don't care. And besides, John was truly respected League-wide - and loved by most who knew him.
Seen enough? Vote in my new Twitter poll. I am pulling for my colleagues at The Celtics Center to broach this matter in their terrific podcast:
Please support this campaign. John Havlicek was as fine a player and gentleman as ever took to the hardwood. This would be a great way to kep him in our memories, at least every year.
The NBA 6th-Man-of-the-Year Award needs to be named after the late, great John Havlicek. Please give us your vote.— Tom Lane (@CelticsSentinel) August 18, 2019
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