The Day Michael Jordan was Embarrassed by Celtics' Reggie Lewis' Brilliance


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The sign of a great offensive player is that he is unstopabble. Only a few in the NBA have attained that level of greatness and the one at top is Michael Jordan. 

But when you find someone capable enough of making someone like Jordan doubt themselves, that was Reggie Lewis.

Reggie blocked MJ not once, not twice... but four times in a single game. Let's rewind to those brilliant plays.

Block No. 1

Once upon a time on March 31, 1991, in Boston Garden, the unthinkable happened and a player named Reggie Lewis created history by blocking Jordan four times in one game. This was the start of something iconic....

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Block No. 2

This block removed all doubts that the first one was a fluke. After this they just got better and better.

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Block No. 3

This is a personal favorite out of all the four blocks because Jordan didn't even see it coming as Reggie blocked his shot from behind.

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Block No. 4

By now, history had been created and this final block was the cherry on top that etched Lewis' name as the only player to ever be able to block Jordan four times in one game. 

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Michael Jordan's Comments on That Night

“He had my number that particular night. He had those long arms that really bothered me. I was trying to be aggressive with him. I was trying to take advantage of his passive demeanor, but he didn’t back down.

 He never relinquished his own aggressiveness. Every time I thought I had him beat, he’d recover and get up on me. When you have the skills to break someone down on defense and you can’t, it makes you tentative offensively.”

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