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Larry Bird says he backs Frank Vogel '100 percent'

With the Pacers having gone through a fairly epic collapse before their win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, there have been rumblings that if the fall were to continue to the point that the Pacers were eliminated before the Eastern Conference Finals that they could make a change at coach. Frank Vogel took over for Jim O'Brien in 2011 and lead the Pacers on this run...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Johnson Almost Played for the Celtics?

If I were to tell you the Celtics acquired an All Star in 1977 and he remained on the team for 3 months in the offseason before having to be returned to his old team, would you believe me?  A guy who has his own t-shirt?  A guy who was a starter on an NBA title team and who maybe, just maybe, could've helped push Boston over the top in 1980?  Well it's very true.On June...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Creeper of the Week: The Byrdman Cometh!

This is a tough one for me this week. I just attended a funeral the other day for the death of Avisail Garcia's 2014 season. We all had such high hopes here at Razzball for the winner of the Miguel Cabrera look-a-like contest. When he was with the Tigers they called him Minnie-Miggy.  He had just come off his best game of the year where he smacked two home run's and was...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Top 10 All-Time Best NBA Players

Ranking the Top 10 All-Time Best NBA Players 1.       Michael JordanMichael Jordan has had accomplishments in his career that no other player has ever reached. He has done amazing things. He spent 13 years with the Chicago Bulls before finishing his last two seasons with the Washington Wizards. His career averages are unheard of. He averaged 30.1 points per game through...
Via Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird’s Son Gets No Jail Time for Trying to Run Over His GF

I am curious how many men who try to run over their girlfriend with their car just have to go to rehab for their sentence? 10%? 50%? 90%? Would love to see those numbers. With that being said, according to TMZ, Bird’s son Conner pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness. Back in 2013, after getting into a fight with his girlfriend he tried to run her over with his car. As part of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Take a seat: Pacers' Vogel sits entire starting five vs. Bucks

MILWAUKEE -- Staying true to his word, Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel is sitting his entire starting five for Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Vogel said he met with Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird and his assistant coaches before finalizing the decision. Indiana also consulted with NBA officials and said the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers’ NBA Title Odds Are In A Free-Fall During Recent Slump

Back on April Fools’ Day, the lead story on ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” was that Larry Bird was coming down from the Indiana Pacers’ front office and replacing Frank Vogel as head coach of the struggling team. That was just a prank. A week later, however, Larry Legend returning to the bench to salvage Indiana’s season doesn’t seem so ridiculous. Something is...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons glory years celebrated in new Bad Boys 30 for 30

Bad Boys premieres Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The new 30 for 30 will remind NBA fans that the Detroit Pistons were once not only relevant, not only powerful, but a dynasty. And it wasn’t all that long ago: the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The Pistons may be a professional joke today, but the Bad Boys were the team that fans loved to hate. The Pistons’ path to...
Via The Sports Bank
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers not playing like contenders down the home stretch, did Larry Bird pull a Danny Ainge?

I felt the Pacers had a legit chance this season. But what about their recent downfall? A lot of people talk about the Danny Granger and Evan Turner trade. They feel the team chemistry has been harmed in some ways. As for Evan Turner, his season average is 14.3 points per game, as for his average with the Pacers it's 6.6 a game. He's only played 22 games with Indiana, and...
Via Celtics Today
9 days ago  |  Discuss

People actually fell for PTI’s Indiana Pacers April Fools gag

I hate April Fools’ Day. I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment. Everyone tends to either go too far or too cute, causing the holiday to just become a tournament (a tournament a tournament) of lies. To actually pull off a prank on April Fools’ Day in 2014 is to be legitimately subversive. That’s why the prank on Pardon the Interruption on Tuesday both works and doesn’t...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is This Chick With Larry Bird?

  I’ve been thinking about this one since last week when I came across screencaps of Larry Bird at a Pacers game. Is…
Via Busted Coverage
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kareem takes LeBron to task over his 'NBA Mount Rushmore'

Lebron James was recently asked who would be on his NBA Mount Rushmore. The Miami Heat star named Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson, but he also said that when his career is over he plans to be on that list also. When told about Lebron’s mount and future plans for his own place among the greats, Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took exception. “LeBron...
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Army presents Fan Friday #58 “CelticNation Italia”

Social media has allowed me to interact with, and in some cases meet, Celtics fans from all over the world. Nicola B. runs a great Celtic’s fan page on Facebook called “Celtic Nation Italia“. Nicola has been following the Celtics for 20+ years: I started to follow the C’s back in the spring of 1980,I was 12 at that time,my big brother was following the Sixers of Doctor J...
Via Red's Army
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How do you feel about Doug McDermott getting the Larry Bird SI cover treatment?

Sports illustrated is giving Creighton's Doug McDermott the classic Larry Bird cover shot. McDermott is a great college scorer and that's really all this is about. I don't believe that anyone could honestly compare him to Larry Bird and his all around game. Still SI could have put McDermott on the cover without the Bird treatment. Maybe find whatever cover they used...
Via Celtics Life
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Implies Pacers Aren’t Killers

The Indiana Pacers are currently (47-17) and hold the top record in the eastern conference over the Miami Heat. It seems like there should be a lot to be happy about, but don’t tell that to Larry legend. “A lot of times, we don’t take the fight to them (the opponent),” Bird said Tuesday, before the Pacers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Boston Celtics 94...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheesing Doug McDermott shows off Sports Illustrated cover

As part of Sports Illustrated's NCAA Tournament preview, SI recreated Larry Bird's famous 1977 cover with Doug McDermott.
Via Gamedayr
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug McDermott recreates classic Larry Bird SI cover (PHOTO)

It's easy to compare Doug McDermott's blue collar game to Larry Bird's, but this inspired idea from Sports Illustrated is on the spot.This week's magazine features probable Player of the Year McDermott striking the same pose as Bird, flanked by two hushed cheerleaders (in this case Bluejays dancers Kelsey Saddoris and Kayleigh Begley), that graced the cover on Nov...
Via The Other Paper
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird ‘disappointed’ in slumping Pacers

Tweet Although the Indiana Pacers still hold the eastern Conference’s best record, their team president Larry Bird thinks they should be playing at a higher level more consistently. Bird expressed his concerns about the Pacers in a recent interview with the Indy Star. “A lot of times, we don’t take the fight to them (the opponent),” Bird said Tuesday, before the Pacers...
Via Los That Sports Blog
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

SI Recreates Larry Bird Cover with Creighton’s Doug McDermott (Photo)

Creighton’s Doug McDermott is the latest cover boy for Sports Illustrated. They decided to recreate the old 1977 Larry Bird cover for it which I’m guessing is just a coincidence right? Doug has had a great career for the Blue Jays though having just passed 3,000 career points. What does Rick Barry or Kevin Love have to do to get compared to every white player though? [SI]
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird: "I appreciate the hell out of" Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics great & Indiana Pacers boss, Larry Bird, a fan of Rajon Rondo   INDIANAPOLIS -- Chalk up another fan to Rajon Rondo's game and persona. This time, it's Boston Celtics legend and all-time great NBA player Larry Bird. In an exclusive interview with the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett (and good friend of CLNS Radio), Bird let it all out in regards to the...
Via CLNS Radio
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: This Week’s Sports Illustrated Cover Features Doug McDermott In An Homage To The 1977 Larry Bird Cover

Doug McDermott is a virtual lock for Naismith Player of the Year, so its no surprise that the Creighton superstar is the one to grace Sports Illustrated this week. The surprise is how he’s doing it.  This week’s issue has McDermott posing with two Creighton cheerleaders, in a clear homage to the 1977 cover featuring “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon”, Indiana State star...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Bird praises Rajon Rondo

While it's unclear if the Celtic-great was aware that he missed a trip to Sacramento to attend a Birthday party with his family, Rajon Rondo can add another, er, THE legend to his fan base:Courtesy of Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald:“Yeah, I appreciate the hell out of him,” Bird said. “I don’t know him at all, but in the playoffs he’s showed that he’s one of the...
Via Celtics Life
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton’s Doug McDermott Recreates Larry Bird Sports Illustrated Cover (Photo)

NCAA hoops star Doug McDermott has channeled his inner Bird on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated. The SI cover recreates the famous 1977 shot in which Larry Bird posed with a couple of Indiana State cheerleaders. The 1977 cover caption read “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon: The Explosive Larry Bird.” In 2014, it’s “The Dynamic Doug McDermott.” The @SInow cover...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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