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Larry Bird Shares Story Of Kevin McHale’s Diabolical Trash Talk

The taunts Larry Bird used to lob his opponents’ way are the stuff of legend. But according to the Boston Celtics great, he wasn’t even the most prolific trash-talker on his own team. Bird, now president of the Indiana Pacers, said this week in a lengthy Q&A with ESPN.com’s Mike Mazzeo that former teammates Kevin McHale, Cedric Maxwell and Danny Ainge all “talked more...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitchell & Ness Map Shows Best-Selling Throwback Jerseys In Each State (Photo)

Mitchell & Ness is known for its throwback jerseys, so the clothing company tallied its 2014 sales to find out which jerseys were most popular in each state. Most of the results won’t surprise you in the least bit. New England actually was home to some of the most and least predictable results. Larry Bird’s 1985-86 Boston Celtics jersey led the way in Massachusetts and Rhode...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Final Outcomes for Eastern Conference Bubble Teams

Charlotte Hornets Current Record: 30-38 (8th) The Charlotte Hornets have teetered the line of mediocrity for the past few seasons.  This season they thought the addition of Lance Stephenson was enough arming to propel them to rise above their previous standing. That has not happened; we sit here today as the Hornets are gripping onto that 8 seed ever so tightly, as two teams are...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bird Believes Paul George Returning This Season Good For Mental State

Larry Bird expects Paul George to play this season and he believes it would be good for his mental state as he comes back from a horrific injury. "He’s getting a lot better," Bird said. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird’s historic 60-point game featured a lot of trash talk

On March 12, 1985, Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird set the franchise record for point scored in a game with 60. To this day, many believe that this was the best performance in Bird’s Hall of Fame career. Bird has went on record saying that this game wasn’t one of his personal favorites. What many don’t know about is the trash talk Bird dished out at the Atlanta Hawks led by...
Via No Guts, No Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Larry Bird Hit Game-Winning Shot In Last Game He Played

Larry Bird stories were plentiful Thursday as the basketball world celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Boston Celtics legend’s record-setting 60-point game. This one comes in a day late, but it’s still well worth your time — as Bird stories tend to be. Current Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle played with Bird in Boston and served on his coaching staff with the Indiana...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving Morphs Into Human Cheat Code, Drops 57 Points On The Spurs

On the 30th anniversary of Larry Bird’s famous 60-point game, it would only be appropriate if someone playing during Thursday night’s slate would pay homage by challenging for a 60-burger of their own. Fortunately, one man was kind enough to oblige. That man was Kyrie Irving, who already dropped 55 points on the Portland Trail Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Converse x Concepts CONS Weapon ‘St. Patrick’s Day’

30 years ago to the day Larry Bird set a Celtics franchise record by scoring 60 points in a win over the Atlanta Hawks. The Converse x Concepts CONS Weapon ‘St. Patrick’s Day’ shoe sees first light. Featuring a similar silhouette to the one Bird wore on the night he torched the Hawks. The updated look has a green and black upper, Concepts branded aglets, Shamrocks and  Lunarlon...
Via Hooped Up
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird’s Record-Setting 60-Point Game Turns 30 Years Old (Video)

Thirty years ago Thursday, Larry Bird turned in the the greatest scoring performance the Boston Celtics have ever seen. Bird poured in 60 points on 22-of-36 shooting in a win over the Dominique Wilkins-led Atlanta Hawks on March 12, 1985, breaking Kevin McHale’s franchise record of 56 set just nine days earlier and setting a new mark that still stands to this day. And really...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Enjoy these 13 times the great Larry Bird was just a ruthless bastard

On March 12, 1985, Larry Bird had one of the best performances of his career, dropping 60 points on the Atlanta Hawks. Here's that torching in all its glory: A great story has also lived on from that game. When Bird started rolling, hitting shot after shot, he began to call what he was going to do -- how he was going to score, who he was going to score against and so on. According...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 30th Anniversary To Larry Bird’s 60-Point Game

On March 3rd, 1985, Kevin McHale set the Boston Celtics record for most points scored in a single game, notching 56 against the Detroit Pistons, breaking the previous record of 53 achieved by his teammate, Larry Bird. After the game, Bird showered praise on McHale, but left these parting words: “He should have gone for Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Dunking Mix

Located inbetween the era of Dr. J and Air Jordan dunks is the Hick from French Lick throwing down the rock. Larry Bird dunking is like the unicorn of the sports world because it happened so rarely. Thankfully, we’re now just a YouTube search away from seeing the glory of the original white man that could jump. Yeah he could shoot the lights out on any given night (including...
Via Bacon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. Isaiah Thomas to get X-Rays on tailbone

Isaiah Thomas finishes game, but will need x-rays. Status for Wednesday questionableAllow me to take the long road to explain a point. A year ago, Larry Bird sat down for an interview with Bill Simmons and the topic of 'flagrant fouls' came up. That gradually turned into Bird talking about how he had made amends with all the opponents he had scrums with, except for one; Bill Lambier...
Via Celtics Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bill Walton says living in Boston was like being on a tropical island, because of Larry Bird

Bill Walton sent out this tweet last week (make sure to turn the Vine's audio on):Playing for the Celtics was a dream come true for me https://t.co/ftRKL4HLio— Bill Walton (@BillWalton) March 2, 2015Maybe Larry Legend could come back to town and melt some of the giant snowbanks in my neighborhood? (yes, there is a car under there...) Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird roasts Dominique Wilkins after Hawks unveil Nique statue

The Atlanta Hawks unveiled a statue of Dominique Wilkins yesterday at a private ceremony at Philips Arena to honor the Hall of Famer. Larry Bird got a shot in, via beat writer Chris Vivlamore:Larry Bird on video says of Wilkins statue: "I'm pretty sure it's not made in a defensive stance."BamFollow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
23 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird talks trash about Dominique Wilkins statue

On Thursday, the Atlanta Hawks unveiled a statue celebrating the greatest player in their franchise's history, Dominique Wilkins. The two had some epic battles in their playing days, including the memorable Game 7 in the 1988 playoffs, where Bird poured in 34 points and Wilkins went for 47:When asked for his thoughts on the statue, Celtics' legend Larry Bird had this to say:Larry...
Via Celtics Life
23 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird never stops talking smack to one time rival Dominique Wilkins

Oh Larry! Back in the day, Celtics legend Larry Bird and Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins had one hell of a rivalry on the court. The two would duel one another on the offensive side and put on some of the greatest one-on-one matchups the NBA has ever seen. Perhaps their best duel was in Game 7 of their 1988 postseason series where Bird dropped 34 points while Wilkins pumped in 47...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird never stops talking smack to one time rival Dominique Wilkins

Oh Larry! Back in the day, Celtics legend Larry Bird and Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins had one hell of a rivalry on the court. The two would duel one another on the offensive side and put on some of the greatest one-on-one matchups the NBA has ever seen. Perhaps their best duel was in Game 7 of their 1988 postseason series where Bird dropped 34 points while Wilkins pumped in 47...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird is STILL trash talking Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins was honored by the Atlanta Hawks with a statue today. It’s a tremendous honor for the Human Highlight Film. Nique is a legend. We’ve seen it first hand in Boston a lot. Larry Bird has seen it first hand in some epic battles. And as we know, Bird had some words to say to Nique in those battles. So now, as he is honored by his long-time team, the team he is...
Via Red's Army
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Will Even Trash Talk Dominique Wilkins’ New Statue

On Thursday, the Atlanta Hawks unveiled a new Dominique Wilkins statue to celebrate all that the legend has meant to the team. However, Larry Bird decided to honor Nique with some light-hearted trash talking. The legendary Celtic, who was as renowned for his gift of gab on the court as he was for his playing Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton: Playing With Larry Bird Like ‘Being On A Tropical Island’

Bill Walton loves everyone and everything, but he’s got a special place in his heart for Larry Bird. Walton has recently made a habit of posting random Vine videos to his Twitter account of him just talking. He has some sort of camera set up that watches him as he works — preparing for college basketball broadcasts, making calls, etc. — and he posts some of the best clips to...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

You will not believe this Celtics fan's stories. You just won't.

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Mike Dynon, 64 year old born and raised in Brooklyn (like Red Auerbach), now residing in North...
Via Celtics Life
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominique Wilkins: Current NBA players can't compare to Larry Bird

When he's not telling stories about Larry Bird's legendary trash talk, Dominique Wilkins is singing the praises of his rival -- and rejecting the notion that any modern NBA player is in Bird's league. With the Atlanta Hawks set to unveil a statue in his honor on Thursday, 'Nique is being given plenty of opportunities to talk about Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, trash talk and...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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