Amazingly it's been 17 years since the tragic passing of Boston Celtics all-star forward Reggie Lewis. I was a young Celtic fan at the time, latching onto the team during the tail-end of the Big Three Era so Reggie was the next big Celtic star to take over. I remember July 27th, 1993 like it was yesterday and it's still devastating to think about it today.
About a year ago, I found these old VHS tapes at my parents house and uploaded this Reggie Lewis tribute to youtube. It's hosted by Celtics play-by-play man Mike Gorman and includes ESPN's coverage of the tragedy. We'll never know how good Reggie would have been, but it's clear that his death was a big reason for the Celtics' dark and dreary decade in the 1990's.
With most of the major offseason business already done for the Celtics (save for adding a veteran minimum player and trading Sheed's contract), it's a good time to reflect on Reggie's brief career. Enjoy the video below: