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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

Larry Bird is STILL trash talking Dominique Wilkins

Larry Bird is STILL trash talking Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins was honored by the Atlanta Hawks with a statue today. It’s a tremendous honor for the Human Highlight Film. Nique is a legend. We’ve seen it first hand in Boston a lot. Larry Bird has seen it first hand in some epic battles. And as we know, Bird had some words to say to [...]

March 5, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Larry Bird 4

Larry Bird is Clint Eastwood: The awesome “f’ing rookie” trash talk story

Larry Bird is Clint Eastwood: The awesome “f’ing rookie” trash talk story

Every time I hear a new Larry Bird trash talking story, I get excited. I’ve always known he was a big trash talker. When I was a kid, I remember seeing NBA players being asked about this and I remember them always saying Bird was tops. Over the years, there was a slow trickle of [...]

February 16, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Larry Bird 4

Bird to ‘Nique: “You can’t guard me, Homes”

Bird to ‘Nique: “You can’t guard me, Homes”

I missed this fantastic trash talking tale about Larry Legend in Sunday’s Herald. According to Dominique Wilkins: “One of the first times I ever played against him, I went out for the opening tip and I went to shake his hand. He just stood there and looked at me stone-faced with his hands behind his [...]

February 9, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Larry Bird 10

I have new respect for Brandon Jennings

I have new respect for Brandon Jennings

It appears Brandon Jennings is brushing up on his league history as he recovers from an Achilles tear. The above tweet about Larry Legend is one of many comments Jennings has made recently recognizing the talents of NBA greats. UPDATE: That newfound respect for Jennings is gone: (h/t Slam) [...]

February 6, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Bill Russell, Larry Bird 13

Throwback Thursday: C’s vs Sixers in a classic 1980’s matchup

Throwback Thursday: C’s vs Sixers in a classic 1980’s matchup

It was Superbowl Sunday in 1986 and it was hours before the Patriots were about to get blasted by the Bears.  During a matinée game at the Garden, the Celtics and Sixers battled in a close game featuring Larry Bird at his zenith, Bill Walton during his revival, Dr. J and Moses at the end, [...]

November 20, 2014 Jay Bill Walton, Larry Bird, Look Back 1