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All Star Rewind
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SLAM: The 1993-94 season after Reggie Lewis passed, you stepped up and led the team in both minutes per game and points per game (37.2 and 15.5, respectively). What memories do you have of that season—an individual best statistically but a down year for the team (32-50) as you tried to rebound from tragedy?
Dee Brown: I don’t really remember that year. It’s sad, because I was thinking about Reggie the whole year. The year was a great year personally on the court for me, but it was very, very sullen, because I had lost Reggie. He was a friend, he was a father figure, he was like a big brother to me. He had a wife and kids. He was the next great player to lead the franchise. After Larry Bird retired, and McHale and Parish retired, Reggie was the next great guy. All of a sudden, he passed away, and that became me—overnight. It was tough. I had a great year, because I felt that I owed it to myself and the franchise to try to keep the Celtics at a high level, but it was a very sad year because every time you step on the court, the guy you thought was going to be your running mate for your whole career isn’t there anymore. And also a guy that you built a special bond off the court with is not gonna be around. It’s funny, I don’t really remember the year. I remember what I did on the court, but mentally it was just so sad. It was a tough year.
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Boston Sports By The Numbers: No. 35 - Reggie Lewis
After a successful four-year career at Northeastern University that saw him win America East Player of the Year three times, Lewis became the Celtics’ first round pick in the 1987 NBA Draft. He improved every season he played, averaging 20.8 points per game in his final two years, and playing in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game. He also became the only Celtic to ever have 100 blocks, 100 rebounds, 100 assists, and 100 steals in the same season.
Lewis passed away suddenly on July 27, 1993, when his heart failed during a pickup game of basketball at Brandeis University. His heart had shown signs of weakness in the preceding months, as he had collapsed during a playoff game just months before. In response, his number was retired by the Celtics, and the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center was opened in Roxbury in his memory.
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Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 - July 27, 1993)
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