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LARRY BIRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Larry Bird admits he'd get smoked by Jordan in 1-on-1... If they played today (and other good stories)

On Monday, Larry Bird called in as a guest on The Dan Patrick Show.  When the topic of conversation came up that Michael Jordan claimed he could beat guys on his Hornets roster, Patrick asked Bird who would win a game of one-on-one between the two of them.  Bird replied:Could I take Jordan? Where's this going? Can I wear my hickory uniform? Boy that'd be a good game ... God, I...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George As Stretch 4 Gives Indiana Pacers Best Chance to Win

Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird previously said small forward Paul George will slide into a stretch-4 role during the 2015-16 season, and the Hall of Famer isn’t straying from that. According to the Associated Press via ESPN, Bird repeated his thoughts when the team announced the addition of three players. Bird said: “I’m not going to get into...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Paul George: “He don’t make decisions around here”

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has endured an up-and-down offseason, to say the least. The team was able to nab Monta Ellis from the Mavericks on a modest four-year, $44 million deal and got former Laker Jordan Hill to sign for pennies at one-year, $5 million. Bird also had good luck in last June’s NBA...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Larry Bird playing basketball for Hancock Construction Company

This picture is from a sad time in Larry Bird's life. It's from after he quit Indiana University and his father committed suicide. According to this great column, Bird as you'd expect simply dominated this AAU tournament. While Bird had considered becoming a construction worker himself, he wisely instead returned to basketball at Indiana State.Pic courtesy of Dan Moore (Bird's AAU...
Via Celtics Life
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird’s Trash Talk At Dominique Wilkins Includes Quip About New Statue

Larry Bird’s trash talk game is still as good as it ever was. The Boston Celtics legend is known for not only being one of the greatest players in NBA history, but he’s also known as one of the best trash talkers the sport has ever seen. He proved that again recently when talking about longtime rival Dominique Wilkins. Wilkins is being honored by the Atlanta Hawks for his incredible...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird jokes about pose of Dominique Wilkins’ statue

On Thursday, the Hawks unveiled a statue of the greatest player in the franchise’s history, Dominique Wilkins. Former and current players attended the private ceremony at Philips Arena to honor the Hall of Famer who is at, or near, the top of many Hawks career statistical categories. Among those to congratulate Wilkins was Celtics great...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominique Wilkins shares early Larry Bird story

        This embed is invalid   " /> Nothing beats a good Larry Bird story. So, we’d like to think one of Bird’s old rivals for bringing us this gem. With the Atlanta Hawks set to visit TD Garden this Wednesday, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald caught up with Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, who shared one of his earliest memories of Larry Legend...
Via NESN.com
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird scouting report compiled by the Knicks hits the Internet—and it is awesome

It’s been over two decades since Larry Bird retired from the NBA, and basketball fans and analysts now know just how elite he was. He was one of the last people on earth any opposing team would want to leave open, and was one of the most clutch players in NBA history. Midway through Bird’s career, he had already won a championship (1981). But opposing teams still weren’t aware...
Via The Sports Daily
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird rips Paul George for 'thoughtless' tweets

Indiana Pacers star Paul George ticked off a lot of people Thursday, and that included his boss. George ruffled some feathers when he fired off insensitive tweets regarding the Ray Rice fiasco. The Pacers swingman made light of the incident and defended Rice by implying Rice’s actions weren’t that bad because he was defending himself. George also appeared to take issue with...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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