Boston Celtics fans rarely saw one without the other.
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn have long been an inseparable tandem in the homes of Celtics fans. Unfortunately, it won’t be the same moving forward after the death of Heinsohn, the Boston legend, on Tuesday. He was 86 years old.
“Roughly 2800 times I sat down with Tommy to broadcast a game,” Gorman tweeted after the news broke Tuesday afternoon. “Every time it was special. (Hall of Fame) player… (Hall of Fame) coach… (Hall of Fame) partner. Celtics Nation has lost its finest voice.
“Rest In Peace my friend,” Gorman continued. “It has been the privilege of my professional life to be the Mike in Mike & Tommy.”
Gorman also paid tribute to his longtime partner on NBC Sports Boston, adding a much needed bittersweet laugh.
“Hopefully he’ll rest in peace, unless they put him anywhere near officials. Then he’ll have a real problem,” Gorman said.
Wishing all the best to Heinsohn’s family and Gorman, who’s heartfelt tribute was well-deserving of a Tommy Point.