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Nick Young Says He’s Better 3-Point Shooter Than Larry Bird Was

He’s not exactly Dylan from “Chappelle’s Show,” but when it comes to naming the top five 3-point shooters of all-time, Nick Young spits hot fire. Young, who returned from a thumb injury Tuesday to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their second win of the season, was asked how he thinks he stacks up with the greatest shooters in NBA history — specifically, Boston Celtics great...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird’s Trash Talk, Shooting Prowess Added To His Legend (Videos)

Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird is well-documented as one of the best basketball players of all time. His life off the court is quite fascinating as well. “The Hick From French Lick” defied all odds on his path to greatness. Growing up in poverty, he was faced with numerous obstacles before finally enjoying a storied NBA career. Bird — referred to as “The Great White...
Via NESN.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Celtics History: The Bird - Dr. J fight turns 30

Bleacher Report - On Nov. 9, 1984, two of the NBA's biggest stars were involved in an on-court brawl. The Boston Celtics (4-0) hosted the Philadelphia 76ers (5-0) at the Boston Garden on that night. It was expected to be a great battle between two undefeated teams, with Larry Bird and Julius Erving going head-to-head.However, the showdown will forever be remembered for the fight...
Via Celtics Life
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ainge: Bird used to trash-talk 'out of boredom'

The NBA regular season is long. So long, that Boston Celtics great Larry Bird talked trash during the regular season to keep his mind in the game. Celtics president of basketball operations and former teammate Danny Ainge was on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday and said Bird would trash-talk during games because he was bored. “I always thought he did...
Via NESN.com
October 02, 2014  |  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

WATCH: Pacers fan drops funny photobomb on Larry Bird

There are few things on That NBA Lottery Pick that we love more than classic photobombs during NBA games and you might want to check this one from today’s Pacers-Hawks game 7. As cameras were focused on Pacers president Larry Bird, a Pacers fan sitting behind him in a black fedora decided to pull of the photobomb: I want to frame this pic.twitter.com/lQO2fnlW1e — Brian Floyd...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Larry Bird’s Son Connor Pleads Guilty to Criminal Recklessness

Connor Bird, son of Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird, plead guilty to criminal recklessness, following a 2013 incident where he attempted to run his college girlfriend over with his vehicle in the parking lot of the University of Indiana. TMZ Sports brought the report. The ordeal occurred in February of 2013, beginning with Connor hoisting his cellphone at his girlfriend. With...
Via Basketball Bicker
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird used to pig out on ice cream, wedding cake

In Jack McCallum’s book about the 1990-91 Celtics and there are a couple of fantastic stories about Larry Bird. The first tale involves an aging Legend’s battle with staying in shape: “I think I wanna be active,” said Bird. “What I might do, though, is git in shape, git outta shape, then git in shape again. I won’t do it like I used to, though. It’s gittin’ tougher...
Via Red's Army
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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