Curated Content: Len Bias & Reggie Lewis: The Greatest NBA Superstar Duo That Never Happened (Deluxe Edition)

I’ve made mention of Dart Adams‘s work a few times on Hyphen Nation. I like to pretty much describe him as a hip-hop historian/Nerd Fresh individual. He wrote this piece 4 years ago about the Boston Celtics super duo of Len Bias and Reggie Lewis… the super duo that would’ve happened if Len lived past draft night in 1986 and Reggie hadn’t died tragically 7 years later. Every time I think about Bias or Lewis, I just feel sick.

25 years ago, the Boston Celtics picked local college star Reggie Lewis with the second to last pick in the 1st round of the 1987 NBA Draft. Reggie Lewis was a Baltimore product that was the 6th man on what was considered the greatest high school squad of the 80’s. He played 4 seasons under future coach of UConn Jim Calhoun @ Northeastern University (1983-87) and led them to 4 consecutive NCAA tournament berths. No one else has achieved that feat since.

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