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Your Morning Dump… Where Reggie Lewis died 20 years ago today

Chuck - Red's Army July 27, 2013 Reggie Lewis, The Morning Dump 4 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 

“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.”

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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.

The cocaine allegations. The multiple malpractice lawsuits filed by his wife against Dr. Gilbert Mudge.

It’s a sad era that I’d rather not relive.

The Comcast documentary, “Remember Reggie” airs Sunday at 8pm.

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston – Remembering Reggie Lewis (Jackie Mac) | Pressey’s contract in focus | Mass Live – Stevens on Faverani; philosophy of starting 5 | Yahoo! – Pacers near deal for Scola

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  • Frank Aziza

    He was special. Those 92 playoffs were unreal. He wasn’t flashy, didn’t jam or talk. He just handled business..

  • CoachAJ

    DJ at PG, Reggie at SG, Len at SF, Bird at PF, Parish at C with McHale off the bench. That should have been the way to end the HOFers career. And maybe banner 17 would have happened much much sooner. Such unlucky circumstances that no other franchise went through.

  • Slap Dog Hoops

    Such a dman shame because the Celtics went down along with him. He was the guy that was supposed to lead the next generation of Celtics after the Bird/Parish/ and Mchale era. His passing hurt Boston in so many ways–so much so that it took about the same amount of time to recover.

  • Frank Aziza

    If the 91 celtics stayed healthy they may won it all. Michael Jordan said Bird was MVP before his back went.