REMEMBER REGGIE: One-of-a-kind 1991-92 stat line

REMEMBER REGGIE: One-of-a-kind 1991-92 stat line
July 17, 2013, 4:00 pm
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The Celtics were just starting to become Reggie Lewis' team when he died on July 27, 1993.

(Celtics Blog)

Larry Bird missed by two blocks in 1985. Paul Pierce missed by 14 blocks in 2008. Dave Cowens missed by five steals in 1974.
 
Kevin Garnett did it eight times before coming to the Celtics, but missed by 11 blocks in his first year in Boston. Robert Parish did it once with the Warriors, but never came close in Green.
 
Bill Russell? He never had a chance, because this wasn’t even a thing back when he roamed the court.
 
One hundred blocks. One hundred steals. One hundred assists. One hundred rebounds. All in the same season.
 
It’s a random and arbitrary collection of statistics, but it’s not so often that you see a player reach the century mark across the board. And you almost never see it from the likes of shooting guards and small forwards.
 
Michael Jordan recorded 100 blocks, steals, assists and rebounds in a season only twice. Scottie Pippen only did it once.
 
So did Reggie Lewis.
 
And he’s still the only player to do it in Boston’s storied basketball history.
 
It was the 1991-92 season, Lewis’ breakout and lone All-Star campaign. He played all 82 games for Boston, averaged 37.4 minutes a night and led the team with a 20.8 scoring average (while picking up 125 steals and 105 blocks). He also led them to 51 wins and the Atlantic Division crown, which was amazing considering Larry Bird and Kevin McHale were both on their last legs, and the rest of the roster left much to be desired. It was a sign that maybe there was some hope for life after the Big 3, and at the very least, a firm indication that Lewis was on the fast track to becoming the next great Celtic.
 
Today, while still serving as a testament to just how skilled Lewis was out on the court, it remains a sad reminder of what could have been.