Celtics' Legend John Havlicek has personally hand-signed this NBA I/O Basketball and inscribed it "HOF"- Nicknamed "Hondo" inspired by the John Wayne movie of the same name, Havlicek revolutionized the "sixith man" role in the game of basketbal, and is known for his clutch steal in the closing seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference Championship. This steal gave birth to one of the best sports calls by broadcaster Johnny Best saying "Havlicek stole the ball! Havlicek stole the ball!." Havlicek played pivotal roles in two generations of Celtics teams, where he came off the bench during Boston's dynasty years in the 1960s, while becoming a trusted veteran on a young team in the 1970s. This John Havlicek autograph is guaranteed authentic and an accompanying tamper-evident Steiner Hologram. "The Steiner Seal Means It's Real."