Found August 29, 2012 on Boston Sports Then & Now:

Larry “Legend” will be IMMORTALIZED yet AGAIN with ANOTHER statue and DESERVEDLY so. According to our friends over at CLNS Radio, the Larry Bird effigy will be unveiled during the fall of 2013 at his Alma mater of Indiana State.

A great honor of a man who put the school on the map  in 1979.

Sculptor Bill Wolfe said he wants to make sure Bird’s statue is taller than those of Magic Johnson, whose Michigan State team beat Bird’s Indiana State team in the 1979 NCAA championship game.

“I don’t have anything against Magic,” Wolfe said.

“Larry is just better,” Wolfe then said in unison with Jack Fox, director of development for the Indiana State University Foundation.

The BURNING question is when will Larry Bird get his statue outside the TD Garden?

Bird’s likenesses reside at the Basketball HOF and the Sports Museum inside the TD Garden.

Larry Bird At The Basketball HOF

 

Larry Legend INSIDE The TD Garden

Location Of This Statue: UNKNOWN

And Bird even has his shoes BRONZED located at Faneuil Hall next to Red.

Larry’s BRONZED shoes

All of these statues are GREAT don’t get be wrong but Bird’s likeness would look right at home next to this guy.

Bobby Orr has the ONLY statue outside the Garden

What do you think?


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