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The Stuff of Legends (Warriors 118, Blazers 106)

On February 14, 1986, Celtics legend Larry Bird dropped 47 points in a win over the Portland Trailblazers.  That fact alone isn't what earned the performance a place in NBA lore.  Bird, who usually shot the ball with his right hand, scored most of those points with his other hand.  The "left-handed game," as it would come to be known, came to symbolize the way unrivaled greatness...
Via Fast Break
16 hours ago

Larry Bird Reminds Us All Of Red Auerbach’s Celtics Coaching Wizardry

Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships and won seven more as an executive, showing the power of his acute basketball mind. Larry Bird recently provided a glimpse into Red’s Hall of Fame teaching ability when he posted to Facebook an old video of him, the coach and Celtics greats Kevin McHale, Robert Parish and Danny Ainge illustrating proper pick-and...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas can break a Celtics scoring record held by Larry Bird. Here’s why nobody is excited.

March has been very kind to Isaiah Thomas from a statistical standpoint. He is scoring 26.2 per game at a 46.3 FG% over 13 games this month. He is also currently second in the NBA with 13 straight 20+ point games, only behind Kevin Durant (59). Last night in Los Angeles, Thomas continued his 20+ point scoring streak and tied a Boston sports legend in the process. During the streak...
Via Celtics Life
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: Larry Bird not happy with defense

The Indiana Pacers are in the midst of a late playoff push, so they need all the wins they can get. They currently sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference standings, and there is no guarantee they keep that spot. With teams like Chicago, Detroit and Washington within arms reach of their record, the Pacers should be very worried about missing the playoffs for a second straight...
Via isportsweb.com
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

IT inspired a search for great Celtics passes, and it’s a Larry Bird highlight reel

Last night, Isaiah Thomas made Twitter tingle with a gorgeous pass in traffic to Jae Crowder in the corner. Here it is again so you can bask in its glory By the way, thank you, Jae, for hitting that 3 and making this an awesome play and not just some great pass that led to nothing. So that got us to thinking where it might rank among the best passes in Celtics history. But ranking...
Via Red's Army
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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 NESN.com, 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...
Via NESN.com
January 05, 2016  |  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....
Via NESN.com
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 Larry Bird, who did so via video. Bird also...
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...
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
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