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Sports With Littlefield: Jo Jo White, A Hockey Rink For Willie O'Ree And The Patriots12:00
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Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Jo Jo White pauses to acknowledge applause during the enshrinement ceremony for the Class of 2015 of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. At right is White's Boston Celtics teammate, Hall of Famer Dave Cowens. White died at age 71, Tuesday night. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Jo Jo White pauses to acknowledge applause during the enshrinement ceremony for the Class of 2015 of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. At right is White's Boston Celtics teammate, Hall of Famer Dave Cowens. White died at age 71, Tuesday night. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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We remember the remarkable legacy of Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a beloved Celtics player who passed away Tuesday.

Also, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has proclaimed Jan. 18 as Willie O'Ree Day to honor O'Ree, who played for the Bruin and was the first black player in the NHL.

Guests

Bill Littlefield, host of the NPR podcast Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR

Peter May, WBUR contributor who covered the Celtics for 25 years for the Boston Globe and Hartford Courant. He tweets @_PeterMay.

This segment aired on January 17, 2018.

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