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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
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Indiana State will erect a 15-foot bronze statue in honor of Larry Bird.
That’s right folks! The Indiana State campus will finally honor the legend that put their tiny college on that map some 30 plus years ago. French Lick and Terre Haute Indiana were put on the World map during the 1978-79 basketball season, when Larry Bird vaulted his unknown state university to first in the nation. [...]
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Indiana State is moving ahead with plans for a 15-foot bronze statue honoring Larry Bird for his playing days with the Sycamores.
A statue has been discussed for several years, but officials now expect to dedicate it in the fall of 2013 at the school’s Hulman Center arena, the Tribune-Star of Terre Haute reported Tuesday.
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