Originally written July 22, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
There is a reason they call him Larry Legend. The Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations can still the rock better than most. Larry Bird put his skill on display for members of the current Pacers roster in an impromptu shootaround for the 56-year-old executive. Paul George told the story to SLAM Magazine in a recent interview, and it certainly is one of legends: SLAM: I believe you had talked about seeing Larry shoot in the gym. PG: He picked a ball up that had rolled over. He rolled up his sleeves and made about 15 in a row and just walked out like nothing just happened. It was the craziest thing I’ve seen. SLAM: How did you and the rest of the team react? PG: We were speechless. We didn’t know whether to keep shooting or just to end practice. It was sweet, man. The only two things missing from this event is an old school warm-up shirt, and Larry throwing up #1 one with his index finger as he walked off the court. For you young kids, this is what I mean (3:18 mark):
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