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On this episode, David and Elliott hit the hardwood with two of the greatest players in NBA history: 16-time All Star and 8 Time NBA Champion John Havlicek and a Basketball Hall of Famer who won championships at every level = Jerry Lucas.
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Sports and Torts: The Annual Tradition
It's one of Elliot's favorite times of the year - the release of the SI swimsuit edition. Also, the guys are feeling the Lin-Sanity
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Sports and Torts: Celtics Legend John Havlicek
We talk to John about his remarkable career, from his days at Ohio State to becoming one of the NBA's premier scorers during the 1970's
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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas
Jerry was one the greatest high school players in history, a three-time All-American, a National Champion at Ohio State, and a medal winner at the 1960 Olympic games. And that was all before he went pro, becoming one of the NBA's top rebounders. Now he's known as Mr. Memory. We'll talk about it all in this fascinating conversation.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
John Havlicek
Known for clutch performances in big games, Havlicek posted impressive numbers during his illustrious 16-year career. In 1,270 regular-season games he scored 26,395 points and averaged 20.8 points to rank as the Celtics' all-time leading scorer and the sixth-highest scorer in NBA history. He also grabbed 8,007 rebounds, recorded 6,114 assists, and played on eight Boston championship teams. He appeared in 13 consecutive NBA All-Star Games, earned 11 selections to the All-NBA First or Second Team, and was named to the NBA All-Defensive First or Second Team eight times.

John's Full Bio and Career Stats

 
Jerry Lucas
Jerry Lucas was college basketball's golden boy of the early 1960's, a two-time national Player of the Year described by one sports writer as "a 6-foot-8 Jack Armstrong." Lucas later became a standout in the NBA, averaging more than 20 points and 20 rebounds in back-to-back seasons and snatching 40 rebounds in a single game, most ever by a forward in the NBA. Renowned for his mental dexterity, "Luke" had a sixth sense for rebounding. He studied angles and knew where the ball would carom based on the location of the shooter. He was maniacal, once saying he'd rather rebound than eat. Offensively, he ranks with the best long-range shooters in NBA history. Lucas was born March 30, 1940, in Middletown, Ohio. In high school, he set a national scoring record, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's mark. His exploits continued at Ohio State University, where he led the nation in field-goal accuracy for three consecutive seasons and in rebounding twice. Lucas was a sophomore when OSU won the national title, beating California in the finals. Later that year, he was the outstanding player on the U.S. Olympic team that won gold in Rome. In a game against UCLA in 1961-1962, Lucas had 30 points and 30 rebounds, after which John Wooden called him "the most unselfish athlete I have ever seen." Sports Illustrated named Lucas its Sportsman of the Year for 1961. Lucas joined the Cleveland Pipers of the infant American Basketball League in 1962, but the Pipers, owned by George Steinbrenner, folded before Lucas played a game. In 1963, he joined the Cincinnati Royals and promptly won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The following season, he ended Bob Pettit's run on the All-NBA first team, while joining Pettit and Chamberlain as the only players to average 20 points and 20 rebounds in the same season. Lucas moved to the San Francisco Warriors during the 1969-1970 season, then to the New York Knicks in 1971. He retired in 1974 with career averages of 17.0 points and 15.6 rebounds. At the time of his election to the Hall of Fame in 1979, he was the sixth-leading rebounder in NBA history. After basketball, Lucas took up a role as an educator and memory expert and has written books and produced television programs on the subject. Three of his best sellers are The Memory Book, co-written with Harry Lorayne, his well-known ' Ready, Set, Remember ' the basis of many of his other writings, and Remember the Word, for memorizing portions of the Bible. His educational programs on image-based memory development are now being used in some Ohio school systems. Lucas serves as a long-distance Director of Basketball Operations for Indiana Wesleyan University, according to their 20062007 media guide, and helps in the nationwide recruiting effort for the Wildcats. Lucas is active today as a public speaker and in celebrity golf tournaments.

Jerry's Website