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Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
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64 years old today.

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
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Happy Birthday, Larry!
"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'"

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Happy birthday Larry Bird!!!

2020 Celticsstrong No-Top 10 Histrorical Draft:
PG: Tim Hardaway Sr. / Jrue Holiday / Sam Cassell
SG: Joe Dumars / Danny Ainge / äarūnas Marčiulionis
SF: Alex English / Jamaal Wilkes / Bruce Bowen
PF: Cliff Robinson / Maurice Lucas / Robert Horry
C: Moses Malone / Mehmet Okur / Truck Robinson

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Happy Birthday to the GOAT!

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The man that drew me to BOS as a fan back in 1981.

Happy B-Day Legend.
2021 CelticsStrong Historical Draft Indiana Pacers:
C- Marc Gasol(16-17)Jeff Ruland(83-84)Theo Ratliff(00-01)
PF- Dan Roundfield(79-80)Paul Milsap(14-15)Dino Radja(95-96)
SF- Dan Marjerle(92-93)Rashard Lewis(08-09)Jalen Rose(99-00)
SG- Reggie Lewis(91-92)World B. Free(78-79)Dell Curry(93-94)
PG- Steve Nash(05-06)Fat Lever(87-88)Tony Allen(12-13)

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Nobody passes like this anymore.

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
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A super star who played as hard as a guy trying to make the roster. He never dogged it. He left it all on the floor every game and then gave even more in the biggest situations. If I could have one guy to start an NBA team it would be Bird.

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Greatest passer ever

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Nobody passes like this anymore.

He and Magic.

Quite fitting that these two were so close on the court and off.

LeBron does it well but not like these two.

One of these days the Lost Civilization of Mars will return to Earth and reclaim these two, lol.

Their games were OUT OF THIS WORLD.
2021 CelticsStrong Historical Draft Indiana Pacers:
C- Marc Gasol(16-17)Jeff Ruland(83-84)Theo Ratliff(00-01)
PF- Dan Roundfield(79-80)Paul Milsap(14-15)Dino Radja(95-96)
SF- Dan Marjerle(92-93)Rashard Lewis(08-09)Jalen Rose(99-00)
SG- Reggie Lewis(91-92)World B. Free(78-79)Dell Curry(93-94)
PG- Steve Nash(05-06)Fat Lever(87-88)Tony Allen(12-13)

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2020, 03:04:36 PM »

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Nobody passes like this anymore.

He and Magic.

Quite fitting that these two were so close on the court and off.

LeBron does it well but not like these two.

One of these days the Lost Civilization of Mars will return to Earth and reclaim these two, lol.

Their games were OUT OF THIS WORLD.

I remember a play Magic made after he briefly came back from retirement.  He catches the ball on the elbow with a defender on him, then with his eyes follows a teammate setting up next to the basket, fakes, a pass to him, and the defender bites.  Except there was no teammate under the hoop.  The defender turned his back to defend an imaginary person while Magic casually drove in for an uncontested layup.  You donít see that creativity anymore.

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2020, 04:45:58 PM »

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Nobody passes like this anymore.

He and Magic.

Quite fitting that these two were so close on the court and off.

LeBron does it well but not like these two.

One of these days the Lost Civilization of Mars will return to Earth and reclaim these two, lol.

Their games were OUT OF THIS WORLD.

I remember a play Magic made after he briefly came back from retirement.  He catches the ball on the elbow with a defender on him, then with his eyes follows a teammate setting up next to the basket, fakes, a pass to him, and the defender bites.  Except there was no teammate under the hoop.  The defender turned his back to defend an imaginary person while Magic casually drove in for an uncontested layup.  You donít see that creativity anymore.

The plays these two made.....

In the dictionaries' definition of "Going Viral" there'd be a picture of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

Can you or anyone here imagine these two playing in the Social Media era?

LOL.
2021 CelticsStrong Historical Draft Indiana Pacers:
C- Marc Gasol(16-17)Jeff Ruland(83-84)Theo Ratliff(00-01)
PF- Dan Roundfield(79-80)Paul Milsap(14-15)Dino Radja(95-96)
SF- Dan Marjerle(92-93)Rashard Lewis(08-09)Jalen Rose(99-00)
SG- Reggie Lewis(91-92)World B. Free(78-79)Dell Curry(93-94)
PG- Steve Nash(05-06)Fat Lever(87-88)Tony Allen(12-13)

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2020, 05:59:30 PM »

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Nobody passes like this anymore.

He and Magic.

Quite fitting that these two were so close on the court and off.

LeBron does it well but not like these two.

One of these days the Lost Civilization of Mars will return to Earth and reclaim these two, lol.

Their games were OUT OF THIS WORLD.

I remember a play Magic made after he briefly came back from retirement.  He catches the ball on the elbow with a defender on him, then with his eyes follows a teammate setting up next to the basket, fakes, a pass to him, and the defender bites.  Except there was no teammate under the hoop.  The defender turned his back to defend an imaginary person while Magic casually drove in for an uncontested layup.  You donít see that creativity anymore.

The plays these two made.....

In the dictionaries' definition of "Going Viral" there'd be a picture of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

Can you or anyone here imagine these two playing in the Social Media era?

LOL.
Larry and his trash talking wouldíve been amazing! Mics would pick up everything he said, especially in the bubble!
Fire Brad

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2020, 06:32:15 PM »

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Greatest passer ever

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Nobody passes like this anymore.

He and Magic.

Quite fitting that these two were so close on the court and off.

LeBron does it well but not like these two.

One of these days the Lost Civilization of Mars will return to Earth and reclaim these two, lol.

Their games were OUT OF THIS WORLD.

I remember a play Magic made after he briefly came back from retirement.  He catches the ball on the elbow with a defender on him, then with his eyes follows a teammate setting up next to the basket, fakes, a pass to him, and the defender bites.  Except there was no teammate under the hoop.  The defender turned his back to defend an imaginary person while Magic casually drove in for an uncontested layup.  You donít see that creativity anymore.

The plays these two made.....

In the dictionaries' definition of "Going Viral" there'd be a picture of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

Can you or anyone here imagine these two playing in the Social Media era?

LOL.
Larry and his trash talking wouldíve been amazing! Mics would pick up everything he said, especially in the bubble!

My All-Time Great Trash Talking (and talented) lineup:

C -
PF - KG
SF - Larry
SG - Kobe
PG - Michael

Can't think of a HOF Center (atm) that was a historically great Trash Talker but those four RIGHT THERE would probably send some players to the bench crying I'd bet, LOL.

I think once Kobe and Michael settled on whomever was "The Alpha" then their opponents in this lineup would be in for a LONG game of trash talk.
2021 CelticsStrong Historical Draft Indiana Pacers:
C- Marc Gasol(16-17)Jeff Ruland(83-84)Theo Ratliff(00-01)
PF- Dan Roundfield(79-80)Paul Milsap(14-15)Dino Radja(95-96)
SF- Dan Marjerle(92-93)Rashard Lewis(08-09)Jalen Rose(99-00)
SG- Reggie Lewis(91-92)World B. Free(78-79)Dell Curry(93-94)
PG- Steve Nash(05-06)Fat Lever(87-88)Tony Allen(12-13)

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2020, 06:44:04 PM »

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Greatest passer ever

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Nobody passes like this anymore.

He and Magic.

Quite fitting that these two were so close on the court and off.

LeBron does it well but not like these two.

One of these days the Lost Civilization of Mars will return to Earth and reclaim these two, lol.

Their games were OUT OF THIS WORLD.

I remember a play Magic made after he briefly came back from retirement.  He catches the ball on the elbow with a defender on him, then with his eyes follows a teammate setting up next to the basket, fakes, a pass to him, and the defender bites.  Except there was no teammate under the hoop.  The defender turned his back to defend an imaginary person while Magic casually drove in for an uncontested layup.  You donít see that creativity anymore.

The plays these two made.....

In the dictionaries' definition of "Going Viral" there'd be a picture of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.

Can you or anyone here imagine these two playing in the Social Media era?

LOL.
Larry and his trash talking wouldíve been amazing! Mics would pick up everything he said, especially in the bubble!

My All-Time Great Trash Talking (and talented) lineup:

C -
PF - KG
SF - Larry
SG - Kobe
PG - Michael

Can't think of a HOF Center (atm) that was a historically great Trash Talker but those four RIGHT THERE would probably send some players to the bench crying I'd bet, LOL.

I think once Kobe and Michael settled on whomever was "The Alpha" then their opponents in this lineup would be in for a LONG game of trash talk.
I reckon Sheed could be the 5th starter, but heís not a HOF level
player. Maybe Charles Barkley at PF and KG at C?

Reggie Miller & Gary Payton off the bench too! Itís almost an all-time 80s & 90s team ;D
Fire Brad

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Bird!
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2020, 07:39:34 PM »

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Greatest passer ever

https://youtu.be/YkSldahuBN8

Nobody passes like this anymore.

He and Magic.

Quite fitting that these two were so close on the court and off.

LeBron does it well but not like these two.

One of these days the Lost Civilization of Mars will return to Earth and reclaim these two, lol.

Their games were OUT OF THIS WORLD.

I remember a play Magic made after he briefly came back from retirement.  He catches the ball on the elbow with a defender on him, then with his eyes follows a teammate setting up next to the basket, fakes, a pass to him, and the defender bites.  Except there was no teammate under the hoop.  The defender turned his back to defend an imaginary person while Magic casually drove in for an uncontested layup.  You donít see that creativity anymore.
This is probably my favorite play of his career.  It ran through my head for weeks afterward.  He was old, heavy, and rusty but he looked like a genius on that play.  He couldn't blow by anyone at that point so he just manipulated players to get out of his way.