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LARRY BIRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rockets respond to McHale's old-school coaching approach

HOUSTON (AP) Kevin McHale's stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story. The awkward gait for the Houston Rockets' coach is the product of 13 punishing NBA seasons, including the 1987 postseason when he played on a broken foot. ''If you watch him walk, you...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today marks 27th anniversary of legendary Bird/Dominique showdown

Whoever chose to watch the Rockets/Warriors game last night were able to experience a thrilling, down-to-the-wire bout between top two MVP candidates James Harden and Stephen Curry. Those who tuned into the Celtics/Hawks game 27 years ago today were witness to a similarly competitive matchup; I am referring to the Game 7 duel between legends Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins. On...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics may trade up for Willie Cauley-Stein, per report

First, Pacers President Larry Bird called Willie Trill Cauley-Stein “a $100 million player.” Now, the former Boston Celtics great may have competition for Cauley-Stein. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports the C’s are interested in moving up to gett Cauley-Stein in the 2015 NBA Draft in hopes of finally landing the franchise center […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird called Willie Cauley-Stein ‘$100 million player’

After three seasons at the University of Kentucky, Willie Cauley-Stein declared for next month’s NBA Draft, along with several of his teammates. The SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year is projected to be a top-10 pick and someone who can step in and help a team immediately. Among those who think highly of the 21-year-old...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Believes Willie Cauley-Stein Is A $100M Player

Willie Cauley-Stein met with Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers and the Hall of Famer didn't hide how highly he rates him. Cauley-Stein emerged as one of the best defensive players in college basketball this season. "'I think you’re a $100 million dollar player.’ I hear that and I’m like, ‘Really?!’" said Cauley-Stein about comments made to him by Bird. The Pacers believe...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird to represent Pacers at draft lottery

A week from today, the Indiana Pacers' future will become a little bit clearer. And, lo and behold, Larry Bird will be the man to deliver the fate of their 2015 NBA draft stock.Bird will represent the Pacers as the ping pong balls bounce around and decide their prospects, as reported by Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports. The Pacers have a 2.9 percent chance at landing within the top...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  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
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