Today is a moment for somber reflection about a man that graced a basketball court for too short a time. Twenty years ago today, Reggie Lewis died of cardiac arrest during an off-season practice at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He was 27-years-old, and had just completed his sixth season with the Boston Celtics while averaging 20.8 points a game for the second consecutive year. Rather than dwell on his untimely death, here are five of his greatest moments during a career cut short just as he was transitioning into a star. Read More »
On July 27, 1993, Reggie Lewis collapsed and died while playing basketball at Brandeis University in what doctors deemed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. While he had showed signs of heart problems before – he actually collapsed in one playoff game against Charlotte – no one figured it would come to this. R.I.P.
When we talk “rivalries” in sports, the first question that needs to be asked is the following: Have both teams been competitive during the same established period of time?
The answer, of course, when it comes to the Knicks and Celtics is “No.” We are not talking about Boston vs. New York, which has been dominated by Yankee/Red Sox in terms of a sports rivalry with sprinkles of Jets/Patriots and even Giants/Patriots (Super Bowl XLII) recently mixed in. Read More »
So much attention was paid to New York’s recruiting pitch to LeBron James at MSG last month — like bringing in the newly-crowned champion Yankees to sit courtside and chat up The King — that it mostly buried the fact that Miami probably outdid NYC one week later when LeBron visited their gym. The Heat brought in Penny Hardaway (LBJ’s favorite player growing up), plus Jordan and Pippen (the Bulls were his favorite team), and gave ‘Bron a first-hand reminder of what it would be like to play with Dwyane Wade.
The whole thing was a microcosm of how the free-agent summer of 2010 has been covered: Read More »