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LARRY BIRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Throwback Thursday: Larry Bird playing basketball for Hancock Construction Company

This picture is from a sad time in Larry Bird's life. It's from after he quit Indiana University and his father committed suicide. According to this great column, Bird as you'd expect simply dominated this AAU tournament. While Bird had considered becoming a construction worker himself, he wisely instead returned to basketball at Indiana State.Pic courtesy of Dan Moore (Bird's AAU...
Via Celtics Life
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Indiana Pacers considering trade down in 2015 NBA Draft

Larry Bird and the Indiana Pacers currently hold the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, but there is a chance that they could decide to trade it. According to a report from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Pacers could trade down to the late teens or early twenties if the player that they want isn’t available. Speaking of trade-down rumors, I was told the Pacers...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 5 of a 2-2 NBA Finals: The greatest hits through the years

Best-of-seven becomes best-of-three for the NBA championship this Sunday evening in Oakland. The preliminaries are over: The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have probed, prodded and tested each other in four games and two cities. They’ve absorbed each other’s punches, though the Cavs have clearly thrown and landed many more of them. Now comes the sprint to the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss

One stat shows why Larry Bird was an even better Pacers coach than you remember

It's not fair that one man can be as skilled on the court and off as Indiana Pacers executive and NBA legend Larry Bird. He's indisputably one of the top 10 players ever; if you have him higher than that, we won't argue. And he's also done a nice job of putting together a Pacers team that has at times looked like a championship contender. There's been a bit of a downward turn lately...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  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
March 06, 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

        This embed is invalid   " /> 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...
Via NESN.com
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird scouting report compiled by the Knicks hits the Internet—and it is awesome

It’s been over two decades since Larry Bird retired from the NBA, and basketball fans and analysts now know just how elite he was. He was one of the last people on earth any opposing team would want to leave open, and was one of the most clutch players in NBA history. Midway through Bird’s career, he had already won a championship (1981). But opposing teams still weren’t aware...
Via The Sports Daily
January 26, 2015  |  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
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