19 February, 2010

Larry Bird

"Larry Bird is just a myth, made up to scare black people" - Tracy Jordan

Larry Bird is cool. He's the greatest white basketball player of all time (Dirk Nowitzki will have something to say about this in 2020, but for now..). Bird played for the Boston Celtics from 1979 - 1992, and was hitting 24/10/5 for points/boards/assists in his prime.

He had his most storied rivalry, as well as the NBA's all-time famous rivalry - with Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the mid '80s. Anyways - the guy had some serious game. Bird was a 'blue-collar work ethic' guy - who completely clashed with Magic's 'showy' playing style. It was like the Unstoppable Force meeting the Immovable Object. But with super short shorts.

Anyways. Sports is occasionally genuinely cool.

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