Celtics Legend Jo Jo White Dies at Age 71

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Celtics legend Jo Jo White has passed away at 71 after battling cancer.

White was a 2015 NBA Hall of Fame inductee and seven-time all-star. He won two NBA titles with the Celtics.

The Boston Celtics released the following statement on the passing of their former player and longtime friend of the organization:

We are terribly saddened by the passing of the great Jo Jo White. He was a champion and a gentleman; supremely talented and brilliant on the court, and endlessly gracious off of it. Jo Jo was a key member of two championship teams, an NBA Finals MVP, a gold medal-winning Olympian, and a Hall of Famer. His contributions to the team’s championship legacy may have only been surpassed by the deep and lasting impact that he had in the community. The thoughts and sympathies of the entire Celtics organization are with the White family.

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