Larry Bird Rumors
Tommy Beer: Per @Basketball-Reference, Total number of CAREER games with at least 48 points, 8 rebounds and 5 made 3-pointers: LeBron: 4. Kobe Bryant: 4. Kevin Durant: 3. Michael Jordan: 1. Steph Curry: zero. Larry Bird: zero. Total games THIS WEEK with at least 48 pts, 8 rebs and 5 3PT’s: James Harden: 3
Dwain Price: Someone just asked Carlisle if there are comparisons between Larry Bird and Luka: “There’s are certain similarities. Guys like that anticipate and see things coming before they happen. And at times that could get away from you a little bit and get a little too expeditious.” #Mavs
Tommy Beer: Total number of 40-point triple-doubles in their entire CAREERS: Michael Jordan: 3, Larry Bird: 3, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 2, Magic Johnson: 1, Kobe Bryant: zero, Kevin Durant: zero, Stephen Curry: zero. Total number of 40-point triple-doubles over the past MONTH: James Harden: 4
Panathinaikos remains unbeaten in the Greek league after getting the road win against Promitheas Patras and Rick Pitino was ready to repeat a historic quote. “Larry Bird is not walking through that door, fans. Kevin McHale is not walking through that door, and Robert Parish is not walking through that door. And if you expect them to walk through that door, they’re going to be gray and old”, Pitino has said as the coach of the Celtics when his team was beaten in Boston at the buzzer by the Toronto Raptors after a made three by Vince Carter. This time around, Pitino’s team got the 86-69 road win and Pitino emphasized defense using almost the same quote in the press conference, saying for his players: “Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are not walking through that door, so you have to do it with defense every night”.
Micah Adams: LeBron James is the 4th to win AP Male Athlete of the Year 3 or more times joining Michael Jordan (3), Tiger Woods (4) & Lance Armstrong (4). An NBA player has received the award 8 times. LeBron and Jordan account for 6 of them. Steph Curry and Larry Bird each have 1.