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Dee Brown: Pump it Up

 

 

     How many Celtics remember this Slam Dunk? How many of those same fans had these Reebok Pumps? Now if you had the tee shirt to match then you were bringing it that's for sure. Dee Brown burst into the scene with this moment wearing the beloved green and white.  

     Dee spent his first NBA seasons with the Celtics. An athletic guard who could jump out of the gym but also had an offensive and defensive game to boot. He played an important role on those early 1990s teams and many thought he would compliment Reggie Lewis in the future. He had a nice jump shot and could get to the rim pretty effortlessly! Defensively he made you work and could rise up to block your shot. How many fans remember that block in the playoffs?! 

     In his final seasons as a Celtic he averaged 15 points a game. Eventually he was traded by the unnamed coach who also got rid of Chauncey Billups. He spent a few seasons in Toronto and finished his career in Orlando.  

     Does anyone remember when he won Dream Job on ESPN?! Following that he had a show called City Slam. Dee made his rounds as coach in the WNBA and G league as well as the NBA. He is now the GM of the Clippers G league team.

     Imagine if he and Reggie had been able to grow as teammates. Sadly Reggie's life ended with his heart issue and Dee was traded away. Dee however holds a special place in Celtics hearts! How many fans purchased the retro pumps and tried recreating that infamous dunk albeit on a lowered hoop! Celtics fans it's okay to admit it, it's Dee-Lightful! 


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