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Heinsohn's Remark Is Taken to Heart

May 24, 1986

In a recent interview relative to the induction of Tom Heinsohn to the Basketball Hall of Fame, he was clearly heard to state that should he ever play against Billy Cunningham again, he would "trip him, do anything to win."

This is an illicit statement, although characteristic of Heinsohn. It is also unfortunately characteristic of his former and present team, the Celtics. If there is any reason to disqualify him (impeach him) from the so-called Basketball Hall of Fame, his statements, actions, uncouth and biased boring behavior on an ongoing basis should suffice.

MICHAEL H. SUKOFF

Santa Ana

Heinsohn was selected for playing on eight NBA championship teams and coaching two others.

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