Boston Celtics legendary player, coach, and announcer passes away at the age of 86.

Tommy Heinsohn has been a part of the Celtics organization for the past 64 years; he’s has been synonymous with the Boston Celtics ever since he won Rookie of the Year in the 1956-57 season. Tommy is the reason why so many have fallen in love with basketball in the city of Boston. The tragic news of his passing broke yesterday and the entire NBA world says goodbye to Tommy Heinsohn.

It absolutely breaks my heart that we won’t be able to watch Mike & Tommy call games anymore.

The entire New England community gathered to say goodbye and show their support in the wake of Tommy Heinsohn’s passing.

More past and present players tweeted out in support of Tommy.

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Under the Celtics’ official report of their legend’s passing, almost every other organization in the NBA tweeted their support. Tommy may not have been talked about or as well known amongst fans on a national scale like he once was, however, in NBA circles everywhere he was a legend and he will truly be missed. Rest in peace.


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