Larry Bird has always been special. He had a way of always surprising during his playing days. Like the day that KC Jones told the team that if anyone could hit a shot from half court he'd cancel practice. Bird hit from half court on his first try and the team had the day off. Even Red Auerbach had to admit that Larry surprised him and that he had no idea that he would be as good as he was.
Bird is still surprising people as evidenced by a report from Paul George in an interview with SLAM. He may have put on a few pounds but the man can still shoot.
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.
Larry Legend still has it...
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