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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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Scott Agness: “I back Frank (Vogel) 100 percent.” - Larry Bird to @DaveFurst. Said there were some things he went to him about early in the yr to clean up Twitter @ScottAgness

April 10, 2014 Updates

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird’s 22-year-old son, Connor Bird, pled guilty to criminal recklessness Wednesday for a 2013 incident in which he allegedly tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with his car. Bird was busted last February at Indiana University after police said he threw a cell phone at his then girlfriend and then tried to run her over in a campus parking lot, according to multiple reports Toronto Sun

April 9, 2014 Updates

Larry Bird's 22-year-old son has plead guilty to criminal recklessness -- stemming from a 2013 incident in which he allegedly tried to run over his GF with his car ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, Connor Bird was busted on the campus of Indiana University last February after cops say he threw a cell phone at his GF and then tried to run her down in a campus parking lot. TMZ.com

Bird was initially facing several charges, including battery and possession of marijuana -- but we've learned he struck a deal with prosecutors in which they agreed to toss 2 of the charges if he plead guilty to criminal recklessness. As part of the deal, Bird has agreed to participate in a sober-living program -- where he will be monitored by a sober mentor -- and must stay out of trouble for 12 months. If Bird violates the terms of the deal, he could face serious jail time. TMZ.com

April 6, 2014 Updates

Oakley has an interesting theory. He believes in order to globalize the league, ex-commissioner David Stern had to change the rules to make the NBA more inviting for European players. While the rule changes to increase scoring were effective, they made the league less physical. “When we played in the ’80s, it wasn’t OK [for European players to play in the NBA],” Oakley said. “They weren’t coming over here. They were scared. The game was tough and they weren’t tough. Back then it was 1 percent and now it’s 40 percent and it’s going to keep going up. The dollar is international now. I don’t like 7-footers shooting threes, it’s a disrespect to the game for me. Dirk [Nowitzki] is good, point blank. [Larry] Bird got away with it. A few guys can get away with it because they can flat-out shoot.” Boston Globe

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