Larry Bird Rumors
“I am honored to take on the role as head coach of the Indiana Pacers,” said Bjorkgren. “This is something I have prepared for during my career. I want to thank Kevin, Chad (Buchanan), Kelly (Krauskopf), Larry Bird, Donnie Walsh, and Herb and Steve Simon for this opportunity. I also want to thank Nick Nurse for giving me my first professional coaching job 14 years ago.” “I’m looking forward to working with this great team to achieve our goal as NBA Champions.”
Justin Kubatko: LeBron James has recorded at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a title-clinching win three times. No other player in NBA history has done so more than once: Larry Bird (1986 G6); James Worthy (1988 G7); James (2012 G5); James (2016 G7); James (2020 G6).
Justin Kubatko: There have been seven instances in NBA history where a player recorded at least 500 points, 150 rebounds, and 150 assists in a single postseason. LeBron James is responsible for six of them (2007, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2020). Larry Bird has the other (1987).
He has 1,067 assists in the playoffs, sixth all-time, as he passed Larry Bird (1,062) and Steve Nash (1,061) along the way. “Coming from where I’m from, obviously I didn’t grow up with ‘Hoop Dreams.’ Passing the names I passed in these playoffs, Kobe [Bryant], Steve and Larry, I couldn’t even dream of that opportunity,” Rondo said. “So, I’m very fortunate and blessed to be able to continue to play the game for this long and to play [with] a lot of great teammates that has made shots for me. That’s a team award. It is an individual stat, but at the end of the day, you have to do it with your teammates. That’s what makes me play this game.”
Ohm Youngmisuk: With 32 points and 14 rebounds and shooting 15 of 20, Anthony Davis is the fifth player in Finals history with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds and 75% shooting in a playoff game, joining Shaquille O’Neal (2x), Kevin McHale, Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar per @ESPNStatsInfo
15 Mar 19