Originally written on The Awesome Boston  |  Last updated 7/27/13
A.B. ESPN Boston columnist, (and one of my favorite writers) Jackie MacMullan, wrote an awesome tribute yesterday remembering the life of Boston Celtics star, Reggie Lewis, who died during practice at the age of 27. The entire article is worth reading, but here are some of the highlights: By the time [Lewis] died, he was one of six players who, from 1988-93, posted at least 7,500 points, 1,500 rebounds, 1,000 assists and 500 steals. The other five — Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Chris Mullin — are all Hall of Famers. I was only 7 years old when Lewis died, so this stat shocked me. I remember him playing a little bit but I guess I never understood how good he was and how much potential he had to become even better. And that’s not just me, some 29-year old part-time blogger, saying that… “He was a tough matchup,” [Michael] Jordan said. “He had those long arms that really bothered me. “I was trying to be aggressive with him. I was trying to take advant...
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