Larry Bird Rumors
“You know what he has? He has the ‘it’ factor,” former Warrior World B. Free said. “It’s a person that just knows what he’s doing, knows he’s good. Not many guys have it. You know Michael Jordan had it. Magic Johnson. Larry Bird. Dr. J. Allen Iverson. It factors. When you see those guys coming, you know you’re in for a long night.” For Mullin, the “it” factor is also found off the court. “How he handles himself,” said Mullin, who checks in at fifth on the Warriors’ scoring list. “His appreciation. His dignity. His humility. We can all learn from how he carries himself. With all he’s accomplished, and all he’s been through, yet he has still managed to cling to what’s important and be the kind of person you want as the face of your franchise. It’s inspiring.”
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Bo Burnham has been cast as Boston Celtics star Larry Bird in HBO’s upcoming series about the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s. The untitled series was ordered at HBO in December 2019. It is described as chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties, in what came to be called the Showtime Era.
James Harden has passed Larry Bird on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and now sits at 34th overall. Harden reached the milestone by scoring 24 points on Saturday night in the Brooklyn Nets’ 100-95 win over the Detroit Pistons. “We all know how good Larry was and the things he did in Boston,” Harden said. “A legend. And I think I just play the game the right way, and hopefully good things happen for me passing one of the greatest ever to play basketball is a great honor.” Harden now has 21,792 points, one more than Bird.
“Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are the two most important people in NBA history. If it weren’t for those guys, the NBA wouldn’t be what it is today. Obviously, Michael Jordan took it to another level, but I’m old enough to remember, before Magic and Larry got into the NBA, the league was too black, too many drugs it wasn’t making any money. So when these guys talk about who made the league, it was Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, and I wanted to do something special for Magic because what he and Larry did we can’t put to words. You can’t say thank you enough.”
He talked about LeBron, Kobe, and more figures, praising everything they did on the court but clarifying that none of them reached the level of importance of Bird and Johnson. “I love LeBron, Kobe, Tim Duncan, Patrick Ewing, and all those guys but the two most important figures are Magic and Bird.”