Larry Bird Rumors
Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains under construction with an anticipated completion date of March 2022. It will include items donated by Bird and others from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University and the U.S. Olympic team. The site for work on cataloging the memorabilia is being modified for security and should be ready within weeks, the Tribune-Star reported.
The untitled HBO series about the Los Angeles Lakers has added five to its cast, with Bo Burnham also exiting the series. It was reported in March that Burnham had been cast in the role of Celtics legend Larry Bird. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, Burnham is no longer involved with the project due to scheduling conflicts. Sean Patrick Small will instead play Bird. Bird is described as a basketball star who hates the spotlight; preferring instead: Budweiser, ratty jeans, and brutally, ruthlessly destroying his opponents on the court.
Additional castings include: Olli Haaskivi as Phil Knight, the founder of Nike; Rachel Hilson as Cindy Day, the girlfriend of Magic Johnson; Newton Mayenge as Jim Chones, a veteran NBA forward; and Jon Young as Brad Holland, the only Laker wholesome enough to be nicknamed “Potsie.”
On the courts in Vegas for summer league, the reunion has started to feel real. After so much tumult, the franchise is turning to an exacting coach who returns with a ring on his finger and the credentials to demand more out of a roster that has bucked against authority over the last two years. And Carlisle is finding comfort in turning to a home away from home, the place where his daughter was born and he earned the undying support of hallowed former executives Walsh and Larry Bird. “He’s got deep relationships, marrow-deep to people in this organization,” Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard said. “Those relationships mean a lot to us.”
StatMuse: SGA last season had one of the most underrated seasons ever. 23.7 PPG 5.9 APG 50.8 FG% 41.8 3P% Only one other player in NBA history had those numbers in a season (or better) — Larry Bird. pic.twitter.com/38tKIcjWBe