Found August 18, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Larry Bird
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
The fans never wanted him to leave, but Larry Bird's back would no longer allow him to play with the same zeal he had for more than a decade. So 20 years ago Saturday, Bird announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics. Bird took with him three NBA championship rings, three Most Valuable Player trophies and numerous other honors, including 12 All-Star games, 10 All-NBA selections and three All-Defensive team honors. He left Celtics fans with those three championship banners and countless memories on the Boston Garden parquet. On Feb. 4, 1993, Celtics fans packed the Garden...
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