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Larry Bird… the most successful individual in basketball history?

Larry Bird… the most successful individual in basketball history?

With his crowning as the NBA's executive of the year for 2012, Larry Bird may have sealed his case as the basketballs most successful and influential individual in the history of the sport. Bird is without question one of the greatest players in the history of the league, but it is what he has done [...]

May 18, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Celtics News, Larry Bird, The Team, Uncategorized 15

Larry Bird still dominating like it’s 1986

Larry Bird still dominating like it’s 1986

Larry Bird has been named the NBA’s Executive of the Year. While Larry Legend probably doesn’t give a crap, this honor puts him in a rare club: The Legend’s trophy shelf was already full. Make room for another. The NBA announced on Wednesday that Indiana¬†Pacers¬†president Larry Bird has been named 2011-2012 Executive of the Year. [...]

May 16, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Larry Bird, Look Back, Uncategorized 2

Tonight’s “Close ‘em out at home” motivational video: The Bird-’Nique duel

Tonight’s “Close ‘em out at home” motivational video: The Bird-’Nique duel

  May 22, 1988.  Game 7.  Eastern Conference semi-finals. Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins engaged in a mano-a-mano battle for the ages.  Dominique finished with 47 points on 19-33 shooting.  Larry finished with 34 on 15-24 shooting… including the last bucket… a lefty layup after burning Nique in the post. Final score:  Boston 118 – [...]

May 10, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Larry Bird, Look Back, Uncategorized 2

Behind the scenes with “Larry Bird” at Magic/Bird on Broadway

Behind the scenes with “Larry Bird” at Magic/Bird on Broadway

There's no doubt you've heard about the Magic/Bird production on Broadway.  I've gotten a chance to see the show (which I reviewed here), and earlier this week, I got a chance to go behind the scenes and talk to the man who transforms every night into Larry Bird.  Tug Coker (@TugCoker on Twitter), is an [...]

May 8, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Larry Bird, Uncategorized 1

Jackie MacMullan: “Rondo reminds me a lot of Larry Bird”

Jackie MacMullan: “Rondo reminds me a lot of Larry Bird”

"Rondo, quite frankly, I'm talking personality now, Rondo reminds me a lot of Larry Bird.  Larry could be very moody.  Some days he'd be hilarious with us… engaging with us… but other days he just kept to himself. Larry never liked big crowds.  Whenever there was a big hoard of media around you could see [...]

May 3, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 49

“Magic/Bird” gets it right, telling the story from a new perspective

“Magic/Bird” gets it right, telling the story from a new perspective

I know the Magic Johnson/Larry Bird story.  A lot of us do.  So when I walked into Broadway's Longacre theater last night, I was really curious to see how they pulled off telling me a story I already know in their production of "Magic/Bird."    Here's the thing.  I didn't know it like this.  This [...]

March 25, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 10

My interview with “Red Auerbach”

My interview with “Red Auerbach”

The story of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird is hitting broadway this month, with a new production called "Magic Bird."   Here's how the the show is described on their website:  At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all-time battled for multiple championships and the future [...]

March 15, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized Comments Off

Your Morning Dump… The new Big 3 are a helluva lot healthier than the old Big 3

Your Morning Dump… The new Big 3 are a helluva lot healthier than the old Big 3

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. Bird's daily routine became an excruciating cycle of pain management. He would receive a steroid injection in his back, lie in traction at the hospital in a [...]

March 9, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

Your Morning Dump… Is JaJuan Johnson ready to start?

Your Morning Dump… Is JaJuan Johnson ready to start?

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. If Garnett is unable to play, the C's may very well call upon Johnson to get the starting nod. The Celtics may also consider Chris Wilcox, but [...]

February 15, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 3

Why Larry Bird was a better scorer than Paul Pierce

Why Larry Bird was a better scorer than Paul Pierce

Who is the better scorer, Larry Bird or Paul Pierce? There's been a big push lately to give that nod to Paul Pierce. Not just for passing Bird as the Celtics #2 all-time scorer, but for his versatility. The Truth has a great mid-range game (hello, right elbow jumper). He can shoot the three ball. [...]

February 9, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 23