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  1. Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan's cooler

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Larry Bird cared little about Michael Jordan's superstar snack stash. In 1998, Larry Bird coached Michael Jordan in the All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. The next year he published a book with Jackie MacM...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst says Kyrie Irving will be Cleveland's pick. Larry Bird on ESPN Radio in Dallas, talking about LeBron James (via Sports Radio Interviews): "He brought a lot of it on himself, but here's what I feel about LeBron: he's as good as anyon...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: "This was the owner's call, pure and simple. This was Herb Simon rolling into team president Larry Bird's office last week and telling the Hoosier legend that a head coaching change must be made. The Indiana Pace...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Dirk Nowitzki was on the Mavericks' bus to the Orlando airport when his phone vibrated and he saw the text from Larry Legend. It was a congratulatory message from Larry Bird, the man Nowitzki passed on Tuesday...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: "Larry Bird might have just saved his job. More important, though, the Indiana Pacers president, along with general manager David Morway, just made their long-irrelevant team about a thousand times more interesti...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  6. The Celtics' missing player

    Henry Abbott

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia did not play for the Celtics in Game 7 -- or any game, for that matter. But not for lack of preparation: Every kid who grew up in the 80s in Massachusetts thought they could be Larry Bird. The legend of the Celtics superstar ...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  7. Don Nelson: Almost coached Larry Bird, Tim Duncan

    Henry Abbott

    As Don Nelson sits a game away from having the most wins of any coach in NBA history, he tells ESPN's Marc Stein that he doesn't much care if he makes the Hall of Fame or not. And if he has any regrets, it's mostly to do with two jobs he might have h...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  8. Guns in arenas

    Henry Abbott

    Zach Lowe of CelticsHub points us to page 105 of "When the Game Was Ours," the book Jackie MacMullan wrote with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. It's part of a really troubling passage about how black players were treated in Boston decades ago. Rober...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel: "So you're John Salmons, the best Milwaukee import since Bavarian hops, and you're going back and forth in the fourth quarter with Joe Johnson like Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins, matching the Atlanta guard sho...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  10. Kobe's trick shot -- should it count?

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande As a longtime student of the game who devoured NBA videotapes as a youngster, Kobe Bryant didn't need to hear an explanation when his circus shot from behind the basket against the Thunder Sunday night was compared to Larry Bird's o...

    Blog | November 23, 2009
  11. Magic and Bird: The Past On the Present

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande Despite the tone the title of their new book, "When the Game Was Ours" might indicate, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are not a couple of grumpy old men who think the NBA might as well have folded after they retired. In a promotion...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  12. Magic Speaks On Isiah

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande We haven't heard much from Magic Johnson after Isiah Thomas sounded off on Johnson's comments in the book "When The Game Was Ours", but in a conference call with Larry Bird to promote the book on Monday Johnson offered a bit of an e...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  13. Thursday: First Cup

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer: "Whatever happened to the NBA's Magic vs. Bird rivalry of this century? Only five years ago, the Cavaliers' LeBron James and Denver's Carmelo Anthony were supposed to save the NBA, the way Larry Bird and Magic Joh...

    Blog | November 13, 2008
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: "The story here is team president Larry Bird, who will carry this draft like an albatross until he shows he can turn around this franchise. As much as some of us like what Bird has done this summer, ridding the t...

    Blog | October 15, 2008
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Basketbawful: "... the Pacers held a cookout at Larry Bird's summer home for their season ticket holders. Through sheer luck (and thanks to my buddy G-Mo) I managed to attend and, completely out of character for this site, I can't say a single bad th...

    Blog | August 11, 2008
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Who's ready to play in the NBA? Shan Foster is so ready he has burst into song.Larry Bird is starting to get famous.Team USA is announced. Nate Jones points out that it's a near clean sweep for athletes who wear the shoes of Nike or a subsidiary. Nik...

    Blog | June 23, 2008