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The time Larry Bird hustled Shank out of $160

The time Larry Bird hustled Shank out of $160

We’ve all heard about the time Larry Bird injured his hand throwing a punch during a bar fight back in 1985. Dan Shaughnessy expounds on that story with a tale involving himself and Larry Legend shortly after that incident: SHAUGHNESSY: He had his hand taped like a fist, like a boxing glove almost, and he was [...]

December 8, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Larry Bird 2

DJ to Bird: The back door play

DJ to Bird: The back door play

When I think about Dennis Johnson, tough defense and clutch play come to mind. Pinpoint passing does not. But man could he thread the needle on those back door passes to Larry Bird. Beautiful. [...]

October 6, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Dennis Johnson, Larry Bird, Videos 4

The night Larry Bird peaked

The night Larry Bird peaked

Bill Simmons and Bob Ryan both look at June 8, 1986 as the night Larry Bird peaked. Hell, even Larry admits it. The Celtics cruised to victory in Game 6 in the NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets. Legend cranked out 29 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists and 3 steals in 46 minutes. Watch the video [...]

September 29, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Larry Bird, Videos 5

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry remains legendary

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry remains legendary

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. “Before Bird I used to vacillate,” says Bob Cousy, now a Celtics broadcaster. “The question didn’t seem relevant. But Bird came along with all the skills, all [...]

August 19, 2015 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) Larry Bird, The Morning Dump Comments Off

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry Bird > LeBron James

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry Bird > LeBron James

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. Fair or not, LeBron James is constantly being compared to NBA legends from other eras. And while James most commonly draws comparisons to Michael Jordan, the topic [...]

August 9, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Larry Bird, The Morning Dump 5

Better performance with head trauma – Bird or Lebron?

Better performance with head trauma – Bird or Lebron?

A side story to the Warriors 103-82 victory in Cleveland last night is the flop fall LeBron James took into the photographers’ row that resulted in a couple of nasty cuts on his head. This incident reminded me of a famous moment in Celtics history – the decisive Game 5 of the 1991 series vs [...]

June 12, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 8

Larry Legend recalls the time he made 74 shots in a row

Larry Legend recalls the time he made 74 shots in a row

Who is the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA? Most answer Larry Bird. Some respond Dirk Nowitzki or Reggie Miller. The Warriors Steph Curry is the latest to enter the debate. Indy Star columnist (and Patriots villain) Gregg Doyle went straight to the Legend for his take on Curry: He knew my story was [...]

June 9, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 1

Let’s appreciate an awesome NBA Finals triple double

Let’s appreciate an awesome NBA Finals triple double

What? NO, not LeBron’s. Larry’s. June 8, 1986, the Legend dropped 29 points on 8-17 shooting (2-3 3pt, 11-12 ft), 11 rebounds, and 12 assists in the NBA Finals clinching Game 6 against Houston. Oh, he also had 3 steals and just 2 turnovers. The Celtics beat the Rockets 114-97 that night. Check out the [...]

June 8, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Larry Bird 4

Your Morning Dump…. Where I’m still asleep and I’m dreaming of Paul Pierce’s return to Boston

Your Morning Dump…. Where I’m still asleep and I’m dreaming of Paul Pierce’s return to Boston

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. Pierce holds a $5.5 million player option for the second and final season of a two-year pact he inked with the Wizards last summer in the [...]

May 5, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, The Morning Dump 8

Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah’s injuries will keep him sidelined until Monday

Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah’s injuries will keep him sidelined until Monday

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. Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is used to being a pain the backside of opponents. Now it’s the pain in his backside that’s keeping him [...]

March 13, 2015 Jay Gigi Datome, Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird, The Morning Dump 8