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LARRY BIRD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bird: Expect Pacers rookies Turner, Young to get playing time

Much like the way he played during his Hall of Fame career, Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird is a straight shooter. He is unafraid to ruffle feathers with controversial opinions, especially when it comes to his expectations and opinions of his own players.When rookies are introduced to fans and the media, coaches and front office execs inflate their ability...
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37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Summer Style Sketch

From Boston Celtics legend to Indiana Pacers front office man. Larry Bird has stayed true to his short shorts roots as part of his summer style. Now you know. The post Larry Bird Summer Style Sketch appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan: Larry Bird Was Biggest Trash Talker He Faced In NBA (Video)

Michael Jordan went up against plenty of trash talkers in his day, but the biggest one of all might come as a surprise. During a question-and-answer session at the 20th annual Michael Jordan Flight School in Santa Barbara, Calif., campers grilled Jordan with questions, including one about the biggest trash talker he faced. His answer? Former Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird. “He...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Officer: Jordan Hill 'driving like an idiot' speeding at 107mph

It’s usually a good thing when an athlete is going 100 miles per hour. Coaches often praise the non-stop motor of particular players for their energy during practices or games. In Jordan Hill’s case, however, that wasn’t a good thing. The newly signed Indiana Pacers center was pulled over for driving 107 on the freeway. According to the full arrest video TMZ obtained and...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Paul George: “He don’t make decisions around here”

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has endured an up-and-down offseason, to say the least. The team was able to nab Monta Ellis from the Mavericks on a modest four-year, $44 million deal and got former Laker Jordan Hill to sign for pennies at one-year, $5 million. Bird also had good luck in last June’s NBA...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 02, 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
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