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Where were you, when the news came out?

Where were you when you heard the news, that up and coming star Reggie Lewis passed away from heart issues? Personally on my way to dinner with my family in Disney. Dad had sports radio on and that sent me into tears. My favorite Celtic player after Larry and my first jersey bought with my own money. Talk about a gut punch for all Celtics fans, losing such a great player and person. 

When you talk about Reggie he has it all on the floor and was becoming such an all around player. He could score by getting to the basket, and could nail jumpers with pin point accuracy. His jumper was one of the sweetest I've ever seen. He had pretty good passing skills, and knew where to find his teammates. He was unafraid to grab boards when needed. Defensively he had everything needed to be a menace. He had length, quickness, and a strong body. Anyone remember him blocking the great Michael Jordan multiple times in one game?! This was when MJ was at his first peak! 

The outlook on Reggie's career could have been one of the all time great Celtic players. With him as the star and leader of this team maybe we don't fall into the depths of being so bad to bring in Rick the Rat Pitino. Imagine having Reggie as your star and instead of hiring ML you make the call to Larry and say coach this team to greatness. One of the biggest what ifs in Celtic history is what Reggie would have become. An even bigger what if is what if Len and Reggie lived and played together. That's a story for another time though. 

I'm sure most Celtic fans who remember Reggie have special memories of a special player. In such a short time on the court he had some incredibly amazing games. Reggie will always have a spot in my basketball heart. I still have that jersey today and it looks damn good. Does it fit that's a stretch!  Remembering Reggie as I always do the day you passed away. 



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