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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

Celtkicks: Larry & Magic custom kicks by Orravan

Celtkicks: Larry & Magic custom kicks by Orravan

In honor of the legendary rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, sneaker customizer Orravan Design has created these sweet custom kicks. They are the Converse Pro Leather “Larry vs Magic” customs. These two went at it head-to-head from college to the NBA, and their fierce rivalry & tight bond will always be remembered by [...]

August 2, 2013 KWAPT CeltKicks, Larry Bird, Past 4

Larry Bird still capable of draining 15 jumpers… in a row

Larry Bird still capable of draining 15 jumpers… in a row

In a recent interview with SLAM Online, Pacers star Paul George offered this story about Larry Bird: SLAM: I believe you had talked about seeing Larry shoot in the gym. PG: He picked a ball up that had rolled over. He rolled up his sleeves and made about 15 in a row and just walked out [...]

July 23, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 13

Celtkicks: Larry Legend for your feet

Celtkicks: Larry Legend for your feet

Was getting ready to settle-in for the night when fellow Celtics blogger & Twitter pal Coley Michalik hit me with these “Bad Larrys”: Stance Socks NBA Legends Larry Bird Socks in Green and White Never lose a game of pig again while channeling the spirit of Larry Legend permeating from your toes to your jump shot. [...]

June 26, 2013 KWAPT CeltKicks, Larry Bird 1

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry Bird wants $5 million and ownership from Kings

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry Bird wants $5 million and ownership from Kings

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Kings owner meeting with Larry Bird today means decision on hiring president is on hold. Source says asking 5M per, maybe piece of team Peter Vecsey Bird’s [...]

June 6, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird, The Morning Dump 9