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Bird's Greatest shot

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Great story. Thx for sharing. Never get tired of Larry Bird stories.
    Still an iconic figure and to think he didn't even need a personal brand
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The "Larry! is very funny.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    For a good long moment he (and Magic) owned the world.

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  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  5. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Great read. Amazing how a guy who was once the best player in the world came SO damn close to bagging it all for a life riding a small town garbage truck. Kinda makes you wonder how many other lost superstars there might've been who stayed on the truck.
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Not anything really new in there. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it. But I kept waiting to read something I didn't already know.

    And help me out here: What's the "shot he didn't take"?
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I took that to mean the shot to stay at home and work on the garbage truck. Kinda great to not take that.

    I'm biased in that I know the author, but I thought it was a very good story. It takes spending a bit of time with Bird to get him to open up, you don't just get him on the phone for a 15-minute breakdown of his youth.
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I thought it could be that. I also thought that it could have been the same shot his dad took in a cryptic, morbid sense.

    Like I said, I enjoyed the story. But I knew most of it already. And as someone who has covered the NBA for more than a decade of my career, I know Bird does not open up. He's a very strange character who no one will ever figure out. I get the impression the writer spent some time with him but wasn't really able to get him to open up much.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good question. I wondered that also. Felt like I missed something.
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