HoopsHype Larry Bird rumors

June 2, 2014 Updates

Candace Buckner: Bird disappointed in Lance's antics taking away from Game 5 victory. Believes he needs to mature and when that happens, sky's the limit Twitter @CandaceDBuckner

Candace Buckner: Bird: "I don't really know if (coming off the bench) hurt (Evan)." But he loved his game, wherever he's at next year he'll avg 17 ppg Twitter @CandaceDBuckner

Chris Mannix: Reiterating what he has told anyone who has asked him, Larry Bird says Frank Vogel's job was never in jeopardy. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

June 1, 2014 Updates

But it's time for Bird to take his share of responsibility for the problems that engulfed the Pacers after a cavalcade of suspect moves. He faces another important offseason. He needs a quality playmaker and a better bench, and he must decide what to do with free agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson and struggling All-Star center Roy Hibbert. Stephenson's antics rankled Bird and other executives around the league who are contemplating offering the shooting guard a big contract. Bird told Stephenson to cut the antics before Game 6, but the 23-year-old didn't listen, drawing a flagrant foul and sticking his hands in LeBron James' face. USA Today Sports

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Stephenson was caught by television cameras blowing into the ear of Heat star LeBron James. That led to a conversation between Stephenson and Bird. "He said, 'Don't do it again,'" Stephenson said Friday, recalling his talk with Bird. "So I'm not going to do it again." USA Today Sports

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