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Better reaction to a hard foul: Larry Bird or LeBron James?

Better reaction to a hard foul: Larry Bird or LeBron James?

LeBron James caught an elbow to the throat during last night’s game against the Bobcats. Amazingly, Josh McRoberts was not hit with a Flagrant 2 for his actions. I’ve never been elbowed in the throat, but there’s something about LeBron’s reaction that lacks authenticity. He looks like a professional wrestler feigning an injury after taking [...]

April 24, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 5

The Bad Boys 30 for 30 is worth your time

The Bad Boys 30 for 30 is worth your time

ESPN’s newest 30 for 30 film, “Bad Boys,“ is flat out awesome. The Celtics/Pistons rivalry is a big chunk of the film. You get to relive the epic games and fierce battles through the eyes of Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Rick Mahorn, John Salley and Bill Laimbeer. To this day, my greatest Celtics memory [...]

April 18, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 6

Michael Cooper says Larry Bird was a 10 dimensional player

Michael Cooper says Larry Bird was a 10 dimensional player

Sports Illustrated treats us to a wonderful excerpt from the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. In this tale, Michael Cooper talks about an encounter with Larry Bird: To Cooper, Larry Bird was still merely larry bird (lowercase intended) — an overrated Great White Hype who captured a nation’s imagination [...]

March 5, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 13

All-Star flashback: Larry Bird wins MVP in 1982

All-Star flashback: Larry Bird wins MVP in 1982

“Fan Friday” is taking a break for all-star weekend along with the rest of the NBA, so in it’s place I’ve got some classic Celtics/All-Star Game highlights. The year was 1982. The NBA’s best suited up for the league’s annual All-Star Game at Brendan Byrne Arena in E. Rutherford, New Jersey. For the West, you [...]

February 14, 2014 KWAPT Larry Bird, Past, Red's Army Multimedia, Videos 4

Add ice cream, wedding cake and untying shoelaces to the legend of Larry Bird

Add ice cream, wedding cake and untying shoelaces to the legend of Larry Bird

In Jack McCallum’s book about the 1990-91 Celtics and there are a couple of fantastic stories about Larry Bird. The first tale involves an aging Legend’s battle with staying in shape: “I think I wanna be active,” said Bird. “What I might do, though, is git in shape, git outta shape, then git in shape [...]

January 14, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 2

Reason 9,957 to love Larry Bird

Reason 9,957 to love Larry Bird

While fielding questions about trade speculation surrounding often injured forward Danny Granger, Larry Bird dropped this bomb: “He doesn’t work hard enough (in the offseason),” Bird said. “He’s not a guy who’ll push himself to the brink like a lot of our guys do. He works hard but he doesn’t push himself. That’s why he [...]

December 21, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 3

Happy 57th birthday to Larry Legend

Happy 57th birthday to Larry Legend

My god… Larry Bird’s passing skills are simply ridiculous. Whenever one of those silly “who is better” debates pops up comparing Bird to a modern day player (i.e. Kobe, Melo, Dirk, etc), just cue up those clips of Larry’s passing. Happy birthday to one of the baddest mo-fos to every lace’em up. [...]

December 7, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Larry Bird 5

Larry Bird has a bigger statue than Magic Johnson

Larry Bird has a bigger statue than Magic Johnson

Indiana State University presented Larry Legend with a sweet statue this weekend. The 17 foot, 1,900 lb bronze statue captures Bird’s flawless jump shot form, doesn’t it? Bird’s buddy, Bill Walton, summarized the moment in perfect Walton-speak: “The timeless contribution of a person who has changed the world for the better,” Walton said. “A living [...]

November 11, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Bill Walton, Larry Bird 3

Celtkicks: Bird’s Converse and much more at Hall of Fame Auction

Celtkicks: Bird’s Converse and much more at Hall of Fame Auction

Each September, Grey Flannel holds their annual “Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction”. This year marks it’s eighth such event, and there are some very special items up for bid. Grey Flannel always has some absolutely incredible & rare memorabilia, and this year is no different. Some of the items that are available include an [...]

August 27, 2013 KWAPT CeltKicks, Larry Bird, Nate "Tiny" Archibald, Red's Army Multimedia, Robert Parish 1

Looks like Larry Legend has been playing some golf

Looks like Larry Legend has been playing some golf

Laugh all you want at the tan lines, but I bet Larry never pays to play and always wins the round. You think he uses these balls? (Courtesy: LarryBirdLegend33) Captions always welcome. Related: Ball Don’t Lie – How Larry Legend reloaded Indiana [...]

August 16, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Humor, Larry Bird 8