“Larry Bird, are you fu**ing kidding me?”: Former Lakers star Byron Scott explains why the Celtics legend is the biggest trash talker ever with an amazing anecdote

Larry Bird earned the respect of every opponent that he ever played against with his special brand of trash talking. Trash talk has always been a huge, indelible component of competitive sports. What sets the NBA apart is that practically…

“Don’t ever call me the N-word”: Isiah Thomas checks NBA fan for using ni*** while commenting on Michael Jordan and Dream Team Documentary

Isiah Thomas rebuked a Twitter user for referring to him using the N-word while talking about the 1992 Dream Team. With Team USA slated to grace Tokyo 2020 for the first time on July 26, a lot of the buzz…

“Can LeBron James take legendary status?”: How the 4-time MVP was compared to Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Larry Bird in his high school game intro

LeBron James was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old. That was just the beginning of the legend we’re witnessing today. Unless you’ve been wilfully ignorant over the last 20 years, chances are that if…

“Larry Bird schooled me in our first matchup ever”: Dennis Rodman reveals how the Boston Celtics legend spoke trash and defeated The Worm in their first-ever meeting in the league

Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird spoke trash and “schooled” Dennis Rodman in their first-ever matchup in the league. Long before the league was dominated by LeBron James in the 2010s or Kobe Bryant in the 2000s or Michael Jordan in…

“A cast of characters, different personalities and Charles Barkley”: Larry Bird’s hilarious trash talk shone through even in his Dream Team Hall of Fame induction speech

The Dream Team was such a collection of GOATs that it looked like a whole farm out there. But Charles Barkley and Larry Bird stood out differently even in that league of extraordinary gentlemen. If we consider pure sporting talent…

“Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Wilt, Oscar and Magic or Isiah”: Jamal Mashburn names his all-time favorite NBA starting 5, snubs modern players like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

Jamal Mashburn named Michael Jordan and Larry Bird in his all-time favorite starting 5. But modern players missed the cut to make his roster. There is no such thing as an objective all-time list when it comes to any basketball…

“Why Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson Is The Biggest Player Rivalry Ever”: When Celtics Legend Trash Promised Magic Fireworks When Lakers Legend Was Injured

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had a great rivalry back in the 1980s, but were Bird and Magic’s battles part of the best player rivalry ever? The evidence is indisputable. No other set of players have gone at each other…

“Before Magic Johnson, it seemed like basketball was a job”: Ice Cube explains how he became a Lakers superfan during the 80s, and how he was ‘close to killing somebody’ after the 1984 NBA Finals

Ice Cube got candid about becoming a Magic Johnson fan and the whole Lakers-Celtics rivalry that defined ’80s basketball on All the Smoke. The Lakers-Celtics is one of the biggest and oldest rivalries in the NBA. The two iconic teams…

“Larry Bird used to sign as Pete Rose”: The Boston Celtics legend would often autograph for fans using the baseball superstar’s name

Boston Celtics icon Larry Bird used to hand out autographs, signing the baseball legend – Pete Rose’s name. Long before the fans were entertained by the likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan, Larry Bird was the one…

“Hey Larry Bird, you ain’t hit a jumper since ’84”: When Rodney Rogers instantly regretted talking trash to the Celtics legend at the 1992 Dream Team camp

Larry Bird is quite probably the greatest trash talker in NBA history. But this was a lesson that Rodney Rogers had to learn the hard way. There’s a reason that many Celtics fans often say Bird is the greatest player…