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Big Shout, Indiana Pacers, For Taking Care Of Business

Indiana opened the season dragging on the floor, averaging 92.7 points per game in three losses to Toronto, Memphis and Utah. The team-wide small ball movement, mandated by team president Larry Bird, failed in a multitude of ways. The Raptors (41-32) and Jazz (47-34) crushed the Pacers on the glass, and Indiana surrendered 39 fourth quarter points to Memphis. Paul George’s play...
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Rodman: Isiah Thomas, not Bird, should've made Dream Team

Dennis Rodman has done a lot of weird and crazy things in his life, and saying Isiah Thomas should’ve been on the 1992 Dream Team ahead of Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird certainly is one of them. Rodman was asked during a recent radio appearance on Sirius XM’s “NBA Today” show which Dream Team member shouldn’t have made the roster so Thomas would’ve had a spot....
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Larry Bird takes Pats’ side in Deflategate saga

Former Boston Celtics great and Indiana native Larry Bird didn’t really like what was going on the night of last year’s AFC Championship game when Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz quickly jumped on false reports after the New England Patriots utterly destroyed his beloved Colts. “I thought it was a bunch of lying, if you want to know the truth,” Bird said in an...
Via Low Brow Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Kravitz Rips Larry Bird For Deflategate Comments In Angry Column

Before the Indiana Pacers’ game against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, Pacers president Larry Bird made a casual reference to Deflategate, calling the ordeal a “whole bunch of lying” that was made up by columnist Bob Kravitz, who first broke the story after the AFC Championship Game. We really shouldn’t be surprised at this point, but Kravitz caught wind of Bird’s...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird sides with Patriots on Deflategate

Tom Brady has another Boston sports legend on his side in the Deflategate saga: Larry Bird. Bird, an NBA Hall of Famer who won three championships with the Celtics in the 1980s, told Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe that he thought Deflategate was “a bunch of lying” and he “never believed any of it.” Now that Bird is the president of the Indiana Pacers, he has both Boston...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Roots For Boston Teams, Thinks Deflategate Was ‘A Bunch Of Lying’

Larry Bird spent the first two-plus decades of his life in Indiana. He returned to his home state in 1997 to coach the Indiana Pacers and has stayed there ever since, now serving in the role of Pacers team president. But the Boston Celtics legend has pretty strong ties to the city where he built his legacy, and apparently that connection trumps any hometown favoritism. Bird discussed just...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How did Larry Bird react to David West leaving Indy?: 'What?'

David West has yet to shine in a Spurs uniform. Soobum Im USA TodayJust about everyone knows this by now, but David West turned down $11 million dollars over the summer to sign with the San Antonio Spurs. He could've stayed with the Indiana Pacers and participated in their semi-rebuild, or he could've fought for a championship in what's likely the final season of his under-appreciated...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

CBA Encyclopedia: Bird Rights

[NOTE: Portions of this piece previously appeared at Mid-Level Exceptional] Article VII, Section 6(b) of the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement details the rules on the "Veteran Free Agent Exception" more commonly known as Bird rights. Bird rights (named after Larry Bird) are exceptions to the salary cap that allow teams to retain players, typically those who have spent continuous...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 19, 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...
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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