Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/27/13
  On the verge of having Larry Bird pass him the torch to become the next leader of the Celtics, Reggie Lewis’s career and his life came to a tragic and abrupt end. In an article for espn.com, Jackie MacMullan discusses a game during the 1991 season, where Lewis went head-to-head with Michael Jordan and got the better of the games greatest player. Lewis blocked Jordan four times and forced him into a 12-36 shooting night. Here is video of those four blocks as well as Lewis nailing the game tying three, with 19 seconds left in the game to send it to overtime. As MacMullan notes, it was the only three-pointer that Lewis attempted that night. You may want to skip ahead to the 37 second mark and I apologize in advance for the grainy quality of the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvfyye5BbaQ He had an explosive first-step, a lethal, praying mantis jumper and used his long arms and athleticism to punish even his greatest defensive assignment. Combine that with his calm demeanor and ...
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