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“He was well on the verge of being the upper echelon of players in the NBA, being a perennial all-star,” Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn told Comcast SportsNet for the documentary, “Remember Reggie.”
Heinsohn added, “This (Lewis’ jersey being retired) was kind of recognition of a basketball star who was cheated out of his basketball destiny.”
Many recall him blocking Michael Jordan’s shot four times in one game that established him as an upper-echelon defender.
“He wasn’t afraid of him,” Gorman said. “He went at Michael Jordan like he was just some other guy coming down the street.”
Longtime Celtics beat writer and columnist with the Boston Globe, Jackie MacMullan said, “Reggie kind of snuck up on all of us, honestly.”
I can’t believe it’s been 20 years.
Unfortunately, my memories of Reggie Lewis are marred by the drama that ensued after his shocking death.
It’s a sad era that I’d rather not relive.
The Comcast documentary, “Remember Reggie” airs Sunday at 8pm.
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