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A look into Heinsohn’s colorful past
Posted By Jessica Camerato On August 31, 2009 @ 12:13 am In General | 1 Comment
Last week Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn celebrated his 75th birthday . While he is most recently known for being one of the most outspoken broadcasters in Boston, the MetroWest Daily News  revealed a different side of Heinsohn that stems from his childhood in New Jersey. Years before he became a color commentator, Heinsohn began putting color on canvas.
Painting actually provided a safe haven for Heinsohn while he was growing up in Jersey City, N.J. “I was the only German in an Italian-Irish neighborhood during World War II,” he recalls. “I used to fight my way home from school. My mom worked so I was by myself and I started drawing just to amuse myself. It became my best friend. And it kept me out of trouble.”
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