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Roy Hibbert on Larry Bird: 'Larry changed my life'

Things weren't exactly great in the last days of the Roy Hibbert era with the Indiana Pacers. And Hibbert has said a couple of things that could be taken as slights toward the Pacers since he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. But when it comes to Pacers president Larry Bird, Hibbert has nothing but kind words.In the same interview where he said that he preferred to play for a coach...
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Larry Bird Admits Michael Jordan Would ‘Kill’ Him One-On-One Right Now (Video)

Larry Bird is a legend. So is Michael Jordan. We don’t need to tell you that. But what would happen if the two played a game of one-on-one? Nothing good, according to Bird, who appeared on NBC’s “The Dan Patrick Show” on Monday. “God, I hate to admit this, but he’d kill me,” Bird said. “I’m 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I’m broken down, I really don’t...
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Larry Bird: Michael Jordan 'would kill me' in one-on-one right now

Ladies and gentlemen, find a calendar -- be it digital or good old paper -- and mark down today's date. Because Indiana Pacers president and Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird has admitted that he might not be able to win a basketball game.Bird's trash-talking acumen and self-confidence are just as legendary as Bird's play, and for most of his interview with Dan Patrick on Monday morning...
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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...
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14 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
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15 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
27 days ago  |  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

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...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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