Found August 17, 2012 on Red's Army:
PLAYERS: Larry Bird
This still bums me out. I’m so happy Larry Bird doesn’t play today.  Somehow, some way, people would over-analyze him, overreact to him, and over-emphasize things that aren’t important about him. The back injury that ultimately shortened his career?  He hurt it putting up a retaining wall at his Indiana home… when he easily could have paid someone. He broke his hand during a bar fight in the middle of a playoff run… but the story got swept under the rug. How would Twitter react to that today? Larry Bird wasn’t a perfect person.  He could be a stubborn prick who sometimes rubbed his teammates the wrong way.  No one… NO ONE… talked more trash than him on the court.   But man, he had every reason to back it up. I get to appreciate Larry Bird in a way that no stars can be appreciated today.  I get to look back on Larry’s career and just bask in the glory that was his career on the court.  My enjoyment isn’t marred by some extraneous BS. Larry was a basketball player.  That’s it. 

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