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LARRY BIRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
18 days ago  |  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

Indiana Pacers: Schedule Indicates Difficult Stretches

Larry Bird didn’t take presidential reigns of the Indiana Pacers to settle for mediocrity.  In a handful of years as the leader, it’s been nothing more. In 2013-14, the franchise had all the proper tools to claim a top seed, protect their city, and be front-runners for a title.  For the first time in over […] Indiana Pacers: Schedule Indicates Difficult Stretches - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Does The Ice Bucket Challenge. In A Tub. With Socks On.

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Via Next Impulse Sports
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Stephenson: 'I really feel bad about losing him'

Lance Stephenson’s overall character has come into question for as long as anyone can remember. It’s clear that he’s a talented athlete, and on some nights he even appeared to be the best player on the court. In a league that has brought together the best basketball players on the planet and some of the best athletes in the history of mankind, Lance standing out, even if only...
Via Pass The Pill
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Ryan Recalls Larry Bird’s Epic ‘Heat Game’ In 1984 NBA Finals (Video)

It is always tempting, when something like what happened Thursday night in San Antonio goes down, to say we have never seen anything like it before. Well, Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe has seen something like Thursday’s game, when broken air conditioning at the AT&T Center caused temperatures inside the arena to hit more than 90 degrees for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The veteran...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 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

WATCH: Doris Burke on Larry Bird: That's one bad white boy

Via Guyism
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird's son pleads guilty to trying to run over girlfriend

The 22-year-old son of NBA legend Larry Bird has plead guilty to criminal recklessness stemming from an incident that occurred in 2013. Why? According to court documents, Connor Bird allegedly tried to run over his girlfriend with his car.The incident occurred last February on the campus of Indiana University where Bird allegedly threw his cell phone at his girlfriend and then immediately...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 09, 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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