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Your Morning Dump… Where Larry Bird Thinks He’ll Die Young

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. “I tell my wife all the time, ‘You don’t see many 7-footers walking around at the age of 75,'” says Bird, who’s 6-foot-9. “She hates it when I say that. I know there are a few of us who live a long...
Via Red's Army
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Larry Bird expects that he, like many of his NBA peers, won't live long life

Within the past year, the NBA has seen a spate of deaths among some of its notable retired big men -- among them Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins and Anthony Mason, none older than 60.And legendary Larry Bird doesn't expect to live to a ripe old age."I tell my wife all the time, 'You don't see many 7-footers walking around at the age of 75,'" Bird, 6 feet 9, told Jackie MacMullan for...
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Larry Bird Contemplates Own Mortality, Doesn’t Expect To Live To Age 75

Larry Bird’s fatalistic view on his future often upsets his wife, and basketball fans now can join her in their concern over “Larry Legend.” In an interview with Jackie MacMullan that ESPN published Thursday, Bird, 59, said he’ll likely lose his life within the next decade-and-a-half due to his six-foot nine-inch frame and longstanding heart conditions. “I tell my wife...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook did something no one since Larry Bird has managed

Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is putting up some astonishing stat lines. His 24 points, 19 rebounds and 14 assists in a third consecutive triple-double Wednesday against Orlando might have been his best of his recent run.According to the NBA communications department, we do now this: No one has reached those single-game totals in 30-plus years, not...
Via Fox Sports
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National Bird Day: Remembering Larry Legend’s Best Celtics Moments (Videos)

Tuesday marks National Bird Day, which is something we never would have known without Twitter, whose logo ironically is a bird. Funny how that stuff happens. Anyway, when we think of birds at, it’s hard not to think of Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Larry Bird. For your viewing pleasure, we scoured the internet for some of Larry Bird’s best highlights. The Internet did...
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Worthy trash talks Celtics after Lakers win

    James Worthy played for the Lakers for the entirety of his 12-year career so he’s quite familiar with the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. On Friday, he showed he still enjoys when the purple & gold come out on top when the two teams meet. Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour made a stop in Boston on Friday and, despite the history between the Lakers and Celtics, many on hand showed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird defends Stephen Curry’s impact on basketball

Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sparked a mini-controversy about Stephen Curry’s impact on the game of basketball, but NBA legend Larry Bird defended the reigning league MVP. While appearing on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Bird said there’s nothing wrong with Curry, who Jackson asserted has caused the younger generation to simply work on long-range shots. John...
Via Sportsnaut
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodman: Isiah Thomas, not Bird, should've made Dream Team

Dennis Rodman has done a lot of weird and crazy things in his life, and saying Isiah Thomas should’ve been on the 1992 Dream Team ahead of Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird certainly is one of them. Rodman was asked during a recent radio appearance on Sirius XM’s “NBA Today” show which Dream Team member shouldn’t have made the roster so Thomas would’ve had a spot....
November 20, 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

By Zack Cox 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. “One of the first times I ever played against...
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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