July 27th, 1993 is a date that will always be remembered somberly in Celtics history. It was 20 years ago today that Reggie Lewis tragically passed away after collapsing while playing pickup basketball at Brandeis University. Reggie’s legacy still lives on in Boston, as his memory is forever cherished both in the rafters at the Garden, as well as at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
Here are a few memories of Reggie to help remind you of the star, both on and off the floor we lost far too soon. CSN will also be broadcasting special documentary tribute to Lewis, which airs tomorrow night on CSNNE at 8pm. Some other required reading includes Jackie MacMullan’s rememberance of the star which features plenty of powerful commentary from the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and others on Reggie’s impact: