Boston lost Reggie Lewis 16 years ago today. I still see the video him crumpling to the floor against Charlotte running through my mind. The pain of Len Bias was still fresh. And every time I see a story of the NBA giving a team cap relief for an injury, I think about the Celtics not getting cap relief for the death of Reggie Lewis.
Those thoughts are the ones that run through my head when I think of Reggie Lewis. I think of what might have been… how his death was the first domino that spiraled the C's into their worst stretch in franchise history.
For a fantastic look back on Reggie's life, head over to Loy's Place.