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Why is Jimi Hendrix so revered as a guitar player?

hmm well I think a majority of his early songs like Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Red House, Wind Cries Mary, Voodoo Child etc were based in blues (especially Red House which is now a blues standard) but I implore you to explore more of Hendrix’s catalog:

Third Stone from the Sun is psychedelic rock and we see Hendrix made use of feedback and whammy quite nicely here

Bold as Love, Little Wing and Castles made of sand are nice ballads with unusual chords that I guess we would call ‘Hendrixian’ now

Still Raining Still Dreaming, Rainy Day Dream Away and Burning of the midnight lamp are nice wah soaked tunes that are rooted in psychedelic/funk

1983 a Merman should be is an amazing track and is almost unlike anything else that was released at the time. It’s an experimental psychedelic studio tune that everyone should give a listen to

and of course Machine Gun is not only one of the greatest electric guitar performances ever, but some would say to this day no other guitar player has managed to fit so much emotion and be able to express it with their guitar as much as Hendrix did, he emulates the sounds of bombs dropping and planes diving (this is because the context was the Vietnam War which Hendrix was strongly opposed to) using his whammy, Octavia, Univibe, Fuzz face and feedback, it was complete and utter mastery of the electric guitar

Is the just-deceased John Havlicek one of the 25 best NBA players ever?

Absolutely. John Havlicek is one of the most underrated players I think. Here are some facts about him:

-stats: 21/6/5 (one of the most well rounded players ever and a point forward before it existed)
-8x champion and 8–0 in the Finals (yes a better record than Jordan!)
-Finals MVP
-13x All star
-11x All-NBA
-8x All-Defensive

-He was the best two way forward before Scottie Pippen and Kawhi Leonard came on the scene.

-He was one of the most clutch players ever. “Havlicek steals the ball!” is one of the most memorable moments in NBA Finals history

-A consummate teammate and team player, never putting his ego above anyone else’s

-part of two completely different Celtics teams.. the Russell driven team of the 60s and the Cowens driven team of the 70s.

-one of the five best white players in NBA history

-one of the top 7 small forwards in NBA history

-one of the three best Celtics ever

-probably the greatest sixth man in NBA history (sorry Manu and McHale)

-He’s the 18th greatest player of all time to me, right behind Durant and ahead of Pettit

What NBA team has inducted the most players into the Hall of Fame?

Boston Celtics have the most HOFers with (23)

Ed Macauley

Bob Cousy

Tom Heinsohn

Frank Ramsey

Satch Sanders

Sam Jones

KC Jones

Bill Sharman

Bill Russell

John Havlicek

Bailey Howell

Dave Cowens

Jo Jo White

Tiny Archibald

Larry Bird

Kevin McHale

Robert Parish

Dennis Johnson

Paul Pierce (future HOFer)

Kevin Garnett (future HOFer)

Ray Allen

Rajon Rondo (future HOFer)

Kyrie Irving (future HOFer)

Also other HOFers who played briefly with the Celtics:

Bill Walton

Pete Maravich

Dominique Wilkins

Shaq

Minneapolis /LA Lakers is second place with (17)

George Mikan

Jim Pollard

Slater Martin

Clyde Lovelette

Vern Mikkelsen

Elgin Baylor

Jerry West

Wilt Chamberlain

Gail Goodrich

Jamaal Wilkes

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Bob McAdoo

Magic Johnson

James Worthy

Kobe Bryant (future HOFer)

Shaq

Pau Gasol (future HOFer)

Also other HOFers who played briefly with the Lakers:

Spencer Haywood

Gary Payton

Karl Malone

Dwight Howard

Steve Nash

Lebron James