Found July 23, 2013 on Red's Army:
In a recent interview with SLAM Online, Pacers star Paul George offered this story about Larry Bird: 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. Once a lethal shooter, always a lethal shooter. Even when you’re 56-years old and in bad shape. With all due respect to Russ, Big O, MJ, Magic and LeBron, I firmly believe there’s never been a better basketball player than Larry Bird. Some guys were better athletes, won more titles and sustained excellence longer, but what Bird achieved from 1983 – 1988 is unrivaled. He never quit on his teammates to pursue baseball or fled town to partner up with his buddies. He gave everything to ...
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