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The 1980s Los Angeles Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Holy Bible, is the most famous creation story known to humankind, since human beings began to write letters on paper. Other cultures and civilizations have their own revered texts and shared origin stories. A lucky few are present at the creation of something vast, remarkable, formidable, or all of the above, but most of us must settle for...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 Greatest NBA Players of All-Time

We’ve been busy taking a look at the greatest championship and non-title teams, the best players at every position, and the greatest never to win a title — among other rankings — this summer. Today, I tackle the holy grail of basketball questions: Who are the greatest players to ever play the game? There’s no perfect science to this question. It’s a lonely, subjective process...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports and Entertainment Ratings Buzz: August 17-23

If you would like to ask about or request ratings for a program or event on these networks, please reach Douglas on Twitter @SonOfTheBronx. MLB Network Top 10 (and Select) Programs VIEWER RANK A18-49 RANK PROGRAM DAY START TIME END TIME VIEWERS (000) A18-49 (000) 1 2 MLB TONIGHT RAIN DELAY Tue 8/18/15 9:16 PM 11:25 PM 376 136    RAIN DELAY 2 1 PRIME BASEBALL GAME Fri 8/21/15...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/28/15

KC Jones and Larry Bird, at a Celtics' championship parade. As good as the 1980s Celtics were, I feel they would've won more titles in another decade (90s or 00s).  The East was really tough for so many of those years.Each day in August, Celticslife will post a Celtics-related picture, one you may possibly have never even seen before.
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bird: Expect Pacers rookies Turner, Young to get playing time

Much like the way he played during his Hall of Fame career, Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird is a straight shooter. He is unafraid to ruffle feathers with controversial opinions, especially when it comes to his expectations and opinions of his own players.When rookies are introduced to fans and the media, coaches and front office execs inflate their ability...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Creeper Ball Run and the Top 100 Hitters, Week 21

I'm channeling some inner-Albright this week. Seat of your pants son! Speaking of Grey, I used the photo he took of me giving him the Larry Bird for my new avatar since it made sense to me that I should use Grey's photo on his site. In other news, I shook up my top-100 this week as we get to the third leg of the 400-meter stretch run relay. If you're not in the top-60, then you...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Summer Style Sketch

From Boston Celtics legend to Indiana Pacers front office man. Larry Bird has stayed true to his short shorts roots as part of his summer style. Now you know. The post Larry Bird Summer Style Sketch appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry remains legendary

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Before Bird I used to vacillate,” says Bob Cousy, now a Celtics broadcaster. “The question didn’t seem relevant. But Bird came along with all the skills, all the things a basketball player has to do...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bird Man Loose In New York

Greg Bird was called up by the Yankees. I wonder if when Greg Bird dies his ghost will be harassed by a 1980's black gang calling him Larry Bird. But, more importantly, let's pray Bird doesn't wear ball-hugger shorts. Whoever thought those 1980s shorts were a good idea? They were so tight, you can tell which players manscaped. When Marv Albert said someone was dribbling a ball...
Via Razzball
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers add free-agent guard Toney Douglas to roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound former Florida State player is another addition to a roster that has undergone a major overhaul since the end of last season. Power forward David West and backup point guard C.J. Watson left in free agency. Two-time All-Star...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers add free-agent guard Toney Douglas to roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound former Florida State player is another addition to a roster that has undergone a major overhaul since the end of last season. Power forward David West and backup point guard C.J. Watson left in free agency. Two-time All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan says Larry Bird was biggest trash talker he ever played against

Michael Jordan and Larry Bird are two of the 10 best basketball players who ever lived. They're also two of the 10 toughest, icons who mentally eviscerated their opponents as they physically overpowered them. Answering questions posed by a group of campers, Jordan was asked who talked the most trash in his career. The answer should surprise nobody.Not only did Bird talk trash, but...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The 1970s NBA: When Great Single Seasons Rarely Existed

Crossover Chronicles writer Joe Manganiello has joined me in examining and ranking the five best single-season teams in NBA history. The New York Knicks certainly enjoyed their best run as a franchise from 1970 through 1973, and the Boston Celtics won two titles in 1974 and 1976, but from the decade, only two seasons — from the very start to the very end — were complete masterpieces...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan: Larry Bird Was Biggest Trash Talker He Faced In NBA (Video)

Michael Jordan went up against plenty of trash talkers in his day, but the biggest one of all might come as a surprise. During a question-and-answer session at the 20th annual Michael Jordan Flight School in Santa Barbara, Calif., campers grilled Jordan with questions, including one about the biggest trash talker he faced. His answer? Former Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird. “He...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Miller would take Larry Bird over LeBron James

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsReggie Miller was one of the most dominant basketball players of his time, and played an incredible career with the Indiana Pacers. His opinion on the game of basketball has become very valued, although he isn’t considered the best color analyst on TV. One of his most recent headline grabbing comments was about his decision to draft Larry Bird over LeBron...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry Bird > LeBron James

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Fair or not, LeBron James is constantly being compared to NBA legends from other eras. And while James most commonly draws comparisons to Michael Jordan, the topic recently was Larry Bird. Former Indiana Pacers...
Via Red's Army
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 5 Greatest NBA Small Forwards of All Time

Early August. It’s a time for NBA bloggers to reconnect with family and friends after following the season… and the playoffs… and the Finals… and the draft… and the free-agent frenzy… and Woj bombs about the Clippers playing cards with DeAndre Jordan in the summer’s true blockbuster movie… and the summer league. This is the slow period in the NBA’s calendar year...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Officer: Jordan Hill 'driving like an idiot' speeding at 107mph

It’s usually a good thing when an athlete is going 100 miles per hour. Coaches often praise the non-stop motor of particular players for their energy during practices or games. In Jordan Hill’s case, however, that wasn’t a good thing. The newly signed Indiana Pacers center was pulled over for driving 107 on the freeway. According to the full arrest video TMZ obtained and...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird admits he'd get smoked by Jordan in 1-on-1... If they played today (and other good stories)

On Monday, Larry Bird called in as a guest on The Dan Patrick Show.  When the topic of conversation came up that Michael Jordan claimed he could beat guys on his Hornets roster, Patrick asked Bird who would win a game of one-on-one between the two of them.  Bird replied:Could I take Jordan? Where's this going? Can I wear my hickory uniform? Boy that'd be a good game ... God, I...
Via Celtics Life
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Is Millennial Boston Red Sox Fans’ Larry Bird, Bobby Orr

This embed is invalid" /> That man crush you have on Pedro Martinez? Embrace it. Part of growing up a sports fan is listening to your elders rave about “the good old days.” Everyone was the greatest this or the greatest that. And there never will be another so-and-so, except for maybe so-and-so, who can do such-and-such almost as well as so-and-so. (Eye roll...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Space Jam, Leo, and Wilco: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Thursday, folks. The Browns have yet to lose this year, the Cavs are verging on an NBA2K roster, and even the un-clutch Indians managed to get a few hits with runners in scoring position on Wednesday — killing a unicorn with each brief brush with the unreality. Before we dive into the nonsense, there’s one preliminary matter to discuss: If-slash-when they make a Space Jam...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hickory Huskers: Pacers to wear 'Hoosiers' uniforms in some games

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Hickory Huskers are coming to the NBA next season. The Indiana Pacers will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Hoosiers by wearing the maroon and gold uniforms that Jimmy Chitwood and the Huskers made famous in the beloved film. The Pacers said Tuesday that the Hickory uniforms will be worn in select 2015-16 games through a partnership with Metro-Goldwyn...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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