Jo Jo White

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White in 2008

Joseph Henry White (November 16, 1946 – January 16, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

White played basketball at the University of Kansas during the Ted Owens coaching era and represented the U.S. Men's Basketball team during the 1968 Summer Olympics.

As a professional, he was best known for his ten-year stint with the Boston Celtics of the NBA, where he led the team towards two NBA championships, played nine seasons, and set a record of 488 consecutive games played.[1]

White was added into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

White was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2010.[2] He died on January 16, 2018 from pneumonia complicated from dementia in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 71.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "JoJo White – Celtics Legend". Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  2. Spears, Marc J. (October 16, 2013). "Celtics great JoJo White makes determined recovery from brain surgery". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  3. "Jo Jo White, Celtics legend and Basketball Hall of Famer, dead at 71". New York Daily News. January 16, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2018.