Boston Dailies Put Up Airball on Bill Sharman

October 27, 2013

As the hardreading staff noted yesterday, both local dailies outsourced their obituaries of Celtics great/Hall of Famer Bill Sharman. We ended the post with this:

Very likely both papers will have remembrances in their sports section tomorrow. But for today, Sharman lost home court advantage.

 

Actually there was nothing in the Boston Herald, and almost nothing in the Boston Globe.  Just this at the end of Gary Washburn’s Basketball Notes column:

 Jerry West had some wonderful things to say after the death of former Celtic player and Lakers coach Bill Sharman: “This is a very sad day for me. Bill Sharman was, without a doubt, one of the greatest human beings I have ever met and one of my all-time favorite individuals, both as a competitor and as a friend. He was the epitome of class and dignity and, I can assure you, we find few men of his character in this world. We will miss him.”

 

To varying degrees, that is.

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