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oakleyandallen:

Larry Bird Meets BATSAUCE

nosdrinker:

larry bird is honestly looking like a bob’s burgers character these days

nosdrinker:

larry bird is honestly looking like a bob’s burgers character these days

Roy Hibbert’s weak play has created a Legend of a struggle face.

Roy Hibbert’s weak play has created a Legend of a struggle face.

upnorthtrips:

MAGIC vs. BIRD

upnorthtrips:

MAGIC vs. BIRD

oakleyandallen:

1984 : NBA All-Star Game Buckets

NBA Playoffs Throwback: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics, 1984, Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Larry Bird’s line you ask? 39 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. This is basically Bird doing everything and against Bernard King who had scored 44 points at the Garden in game 6 and, with Bird, was one of that years leading MVP candidates (Bird eventually won MVP making it two in a row).

A new chapter begins in New York on Saturday at 3:30pm EST on ABC.

OG Birdman
This info should have been included in the original post: doublescribble:

Pick up one of these archival prints by Bobby Bernethy from the DS gallery show ‘In The Paint’ at Voltage Coffee & Art in Cambridge, MA this Friday (7-9PM).For the rest of this week all proceeds from the DS store will be going towards the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Pick up some art and help the people of Boston.

OG Birdman

This info should have been included in the original post: doublescribble:

Pick up one of these archival prints by Bobby Bernethy from the DS gallery show ‘In The Paint’ at Voltage Coffee & Art in Cambridge, MA this Friday (7-9PM).

For the rest of this week all proceeds from the DS store will be going towards the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Pick up some art and help the people of Boston.

Larry Legend & Pistol Pete.

Larry Legend & Pistol Pete.

via Truehoop
This is a LeBron-centric graphic and kudos to him for being, you know, the best player on the planet. But MJ, 24-29. Everyone else on this list put up 14 shots max. But 24 for 29!

via Truehoop

This is a LeBron-centric graphic and kudos to him for being, you know, the best player on the planet. But MJ, 24-29. Everyone else on this list put up 14 shots max. But 24 for 29!

Larry Bird & Miller Light

gq:

The Dream Will Never Die:An Oral History of the Dream Team
Magic. Bird. Jordan. Barkley. Ewing. Legends at every position on the floor. Hall of Famers filling the bench. They were the greatest team ever assembled—in any sport—and twenty years ago in Barcelona, they put on a show the world will never forget. GQ contributor Lang Whitaker spent months assembling this one, and it reads like lightning. (Also, stay tuned this week to GQ.com: lots of outtakes to come.) So many great bits from the oral history to choose from, but this portion, about the legendary first scrimmage between the Dream Team and a squad of college all-stars, is a personal favorite:

Allan Houston (college squad player): We were asked to play a style that they hadn’t really seen a lot of yet. We figured we had nothing to lose. So we go in there, and Penny gets a couple dunks. I remember hitting a couple of shots. Everybody’s kind of flowing.
Penny Hardaway (college squad player): They just thought, “Okay, they got these young guys to give us a little warm-up. We’re going to beat them up a little bit, sign a couple autographs, and then everybody go on about their merry way.” They didn’t know how talented we really were.
Brian McIntyre (NBA vice president of public relations): Penny had a couple of steals at midcourt, and everyone was going, “Whoa.” There was—I can still feel it—there was tension. First day!
Charles Barkley: The first time we saw them, they looked like babies. We were like, “Hey, man, let’s don’t kill these little kids.” And they were playing like it was Game 7. Before we knew it, they upset us.
Houston: The clock ran out—we had a twenty-minute clock—and we were up. And everybody looked around sheepishly, like, This is not supposed to happen. Nobody said anything for a few minutes.
Karl Malone: We took them for granted, and they kicked our butt. And Coach Daly just had that look on his face like, “Well, this is what we told you guys. You gotta be ready.” After that, we was chomping at the bit to play them again that same day, but he didn’t let us. He let us stew on it a little bit.
Chris Webber (college squad player): When we busted their ass, they didn’t say any prima donna stuff—”We let you win.” That night was special. I remember me and Bobby Hurley decimating the golf course on some golf carts because we were so excited.
Houston: Back at the hotel, I was on the same elevator as Bird and C-Webb, and C-Webb was chirping. Bird got off the elevator and said, “Don’t worry, tomorrow’s a new day.” He kind of left us with that thought. And yeah, we got back in there, and it was a new day. [laughs] 
Barkley: We sent them a little message.
Webber: We didn’t score a point. Not one point. Not a point on a free throw, not a point in the game. We were the perfect wake-up call for them, and they were the perfect reality check for us.
McIntyre: When the buzzer sounded, Barkley walks over to the other bench and says, “You guys are just lucky we didn’t come out with an attitude today.” Just cracked me up.

gq:

The Dream Will Never Die:
An Oral History of the Dream Team

Magic. Bird. Jordan. Barkley. Ewing. Legends at every position on the floor. Hall of Famers filling the bench. They were the greatest team ever assembled—in any sport—and twenty years ago in Barcelona, they put on a show the world will never forget. GQ contributor Lang Whitaker spent months assembling this one, and it reads like lightning. (Also, stay tuned this week to GQ.com: lots of outtakes to come.) So many great bits from the oral history to choose from, but this portion, about the legendary first scrimmage between the Dream Team and a squad of college all-stars, is a personal favorite:

Allan Houston (college squad player): We were asked to play a style that they hadn’t really seen a lot of yet. We figured we had nothing to lose. So we go in there, and Penny gets a couple dunks. I remember hitting a couple of shots. Everybody’s kind of flowing.

Penny Hardaway (college squad player): They just thought, “Okay, they got these young guys to give us a little warm-up. We’re going to beat them up a little bit, sign a couple autographs, and then everybody go on about their merry way.” They didn’t know how talented we really were.

Brian McIntyre (NBA vice president of public relations): Penny had a couple of steals at midcourt, and everyone was going, “Whoa.” There was—I can still feel it—there was tension. First day!

Charles Barkley: The first time we saw them, they looked like babies. We were like, “Hey, man, let’s don’t kill these little kids.” And they were playing like it was Game 7. Before we knew it, they upset us.

Houston: The clock ran out—we had a twenty-minute clock—and we were up. And everybody looked around sheepishly, like, This is not supposed to happen. Nobody said anything for a few minutes.

Karl Malone: We took them for granted, and they kicked our butt. And Coach Daly just had that look on his face like, “Well, this is what we told you guys. You gotta be ready.” After that, we was chomping at the bit to play them again that same day, but he didn’t let us. He let us stew on it a little bit.

Chris Webber (college squad player): When we busted their ass, they didn’t say any prima donna stuff—”We let you win.” That night was special. I remember me and Bobby Hurley decimating the golf course on some golf carts because we were so excited.

Houston: Back at the hotel, I was on the same elevator as Bird and C-Webb, and C-Webb was chirping. Bird got off the elevator and said, “Don’t worry, tomorrow’s a new day.” He kind of left us with that thought. And yeah, we got back in there, and it was a new day. [laughs]

Barkley: We sent them a little message.

Webber: We didn’t score a point. Not one point. Not a point on a free throw, not a point in the game. We were the perfect wake-up call for them, and they were the perfect reality check for us.

McIntyre: When the buzzer sounded, Barkley walks over to the other bench and says, “You guys are just lucky we didn’t come out with an attitude today.” Just cracked me up.

I can’t believe my team went soft,” Bird said on the phone. “S-O-F-T. I’m disappointed. I never thought it would happen.

Pacers: Bird calls his team S-O-F-T | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com

Larry Legend rips into his team after six lackluster quarters against the Heat. 

Going into Sunday’s game, it seemed as if the Pacers had a bit of control in the series, but as soon as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James started cooking in the second half, the Pacers seemingly rolled over. 

Now, does Bird want his team to become more physical in game six? After the flagrant foul fest in game five, the referees will call that game tighter than a Katy Perry jumpsuit. 

NBA Playoffs Throwback: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics, 1988 Eastern Conference semifinals, Game 7

Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins anticipate the NBA ‘BIG’ campaign in this epic game 7 duel at Boston Garden. ‘Nique goes for 47 points on 19-23 shooting — 19 FOR 23! — including 14 in the final quarter. Bird scores 20 (20!) of his 34 points in the final quarter including the game winning layup. Boston advances only to lose to the Bad Boy Pistons in the Conference Finals. Also, this music is awesome.

The 2012 match-up begins with Game 1 tonight at 7pm EST on TNT!


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Larry Bird & Magic Johnson last night on The Late Show with David Letterman. Word to this. It’s a delight.

via @Jose3030

27 years ago Larry Legend opened up a can of whoopass on the Hawks.

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