“There will never be another Larry Bird, you can take that to the bank”: When Magic Johnson exposed the Celtic legend’s lie during the latter’s jersey retirement ceremony

Lakers legend Magic Johnson accused Larry Bird of lying to him once during their heated rivalry days. Magic would reveal the truth during the Larry Bird Night in 1993. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird signified the term rivalry during the…

“Moses Malone does eat s**t”: When Larry Bird openly ripped Moses Malone on TV after winning the 1981 NBA Championship

Celtics legend Larry Bird publicly made his feelings known about Rockets center Moses Malone after beating them in the 1981 NBA Finals. As a rookie, Bird averaged 21.3 points and 10.4 rebounds and changed the fortunes of a struggling franchise.…

“David Stern rigged Game 6 of 1984 NBA Finals to help Magic Johnson’s Lakers”: When Larry Bird accused the then-commissioner of manipulating the finals

The 1984 NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Lakers was an action-packed thriller, going down to the wire. However, Larry Bird believed David Stern misused his powers and rigged Game 6 to help Magic Johnson force a seventh game.…

“The Bulls can’t say things now without going out and proving it”: When Larry Bird made sure he paid back after getting embarrassed by Michael Jordan and the Bulls

Michael Jordan led the Bulls to dominate the Celtics while Larry Bird had an awful night in their second game against one another. The 1984-85 season was great for the NBA for a multitude of reasons. The Lakers-Celtics rivalry was…

“Magic Johnson and I were crutches for each other… I needed him to be there”: Celtics legend Larry Bird talks about the role the Lakers’ legend played in his career and development

Celtics’ legend Larry Bird talks about the importance of having Magic Johnson as his rival and how they pushed each other Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are the pillars of two of the most popular franchises in the NBA, the…

“As soon as I got Magic Johnson in the post, I knew I could shoot over him”: When Larry Bird led the Celtics to a title, after trailing the Lakers 2-1, in 1984

Celtics’ legend Larry Bird recalls the moment when he knew he could win the game, and subsequently, the Championship over the Lakers When thinking of the best athletes in the NBA, the Celtics legend might not come into a lot…

“Larry Bird made 23, and that too without taking his top off!”: When Michael Jordan acknowledged following the Celtics’ legend in a 3-point shooting contest was a tough task

Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan was in complete awe of Larry Bird and his incredible 3-point shooting during the 1988 NBA All-Star Larry Bird was one of the most dominant players in the NBA during the 80s. The Celtics legend…

“I would pick Larry Bird over LeBron James in a draft”: Reggie Miller, how Larry Bird’s style of play could help Lakers guard Russell Westbrook in winning a ring

Larry Bird’s finesse with the basketball is famous throughout generations. Many old-timers believe that Bird is better than LeBron James. He is one of the purest shooters of all time. The “Hick From French Lick” had a shooting form that…

“Scottie Pippen gave me a lot of problems”: Larry Bird elucidates how the Michael Jordan mentee became a demon and the NBA’s best perimeter defender

Celtics legend Larry Bird called Scottie Pippen one of the toughest defenders to beat. The 3x Celtics champion had predicted Pippen to be an all-time great. Larry Bird is arguably one of the greats players in the Celtics franchise history.…

“Larry Bird got MVP because he’s white”: When Dennis Rodman had to issue unconditional apology to Celtics star for derogatory comments after Rodman’s agent forced him

NBA veteran Dennis Rodman once passed a racist slur at Celtics superstar Larry Bird, leading to a heavy backlash. It would not be wrong to say that Dennis Rodman was not the quintessential NBA star. The former Bulls forward did…