Found August 30, 2012 on Celtics Life:
Boston Globe: 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. 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. Loved the quote on making the Bird statue taller than Magic's. Eventually expect the Celtics to add a Bird statue outside the Garden as well. It's funny that the Celtics will so easily retire a number, but building a statue is unheard of. Of course Boston is buildin
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