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February 19, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Larry Bird had 30 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 9 steals for the Celtics to come within one steal of recording a quadruple-double as Boston beat the Utah Jazz, 110-94, at Salt Lake City. But, when informed of his opportunity, Bird chose not to go back into the game after being taken out in the third quarter. He totaled 33 minutes.
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August 22, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
LeBron James, the reigning MVP of the NBA, was asked to name the top three basketball players of all-time in a recent interview with Fox Sports.  At first, James struggled. "Michael Jordan," James said. "Uhhh, wow, Michael Jordan. [James then proceeded to make a chipmunk noise.] Ahh, this is tough. " After stalling, James decided on the next two players on his list: Dr. J and Larry Bird. "You give me three, oh my God," James said.  The interviewer then pointed out that James picked Bird instead of Magic Johnson, a controversial choice considering their rivalry.
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April 12, 2012 | By Mark Medina
In one corner sat Magic Johnson. He talked. He laughed. He smiled. In another corner sat Larry Bird. He spoke only when prompted. He sounded stoic. He usually looked serious. Yes, the former Lakers and Celtics stars, and rivals, showcased once again how different their personalities are when they appeared Wednesday night on "Late Show with David Letterman" to promote "Magic/Bird," a Broadway show that debuted at Longacre Theatre in New York. Even if their personalities remain different, though, their mind-sets remain the same.
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August 22, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Video: LeBron James picks his top 3 NBA players of all-time On Wednesday, LeBron James gave Fox Sports his top-three NBA players of all time: Michael Jordan, Julius Erving and Larry Bird. Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson was notably absent from the list, earning a response on Twitter .       LeBron is entitled to his opinion, but I still think that he and I have a similar game and that's why I LOVE to watch him play! - Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson)
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June 26, 2012 | Wire reports
David Morway resigned Tuesday as general manager of the Indiana Pacers amid reports that Larry Bird is on the way out, too. Morway was hired by the Pacers in 1999 and had been GM since 2008. The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that Bird is expected to leave the Pacers, citing an unidentified person with direct knowledge of the situation. The Pacers and owner Herb Simon declined to comment. The 55-year-old Bird was the Pacers coach from 1997-2000, taking the team to its only NBA Finals appearance that last year, before returning to the front office in 2003.
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June 26, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
After being named the NBA Executive of the Year this season, Larry Bird will reportedly step down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Bird took over as president of the team in 2008 and helped transform it into a contender in the East. The Pacers made their deepest playoff run in seven years this season, reaching the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat. Bird is “100% sure” he will not return as president of the team, according to the Indianapolis Star, which cited an anonymous source it said had direct knowledge of the situation.
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February 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Connor Bird, the 21-year-old son of NBA legend Larry Bird, was arrested on Sunday at Indiana University after he allegedly attempted to run over a former girlfriend with his car, the Indianapolis Star is reporting . University police chief Keith Cash said police had a witness to the incident and that Bird faces charges of battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and marijuana possession. Police say the two were in Bird's car on campus when an argument began.
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June 27, 2012 | Wire reports
Larry Bird is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers. Bird, perhaps the most respected and beloved basketball figure in a state obsessed with the sport, will leave his job as the Pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of August. He spent four years building the team into an Eastern Conference contender and was last season's NBA executive of the year, but is instead moving on after saying a month ago that he was willing to stay. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his departure.
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July 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
Larry Bird returned to the NBA and the Indiana Pacers on Friday, taking a front-office job with the team he coached to the league finals three years ago. The Hall of Fame forward will be president of basketball operations, taking over day-to-day decision-making from Donnie Walsh, who will stay on as its chief executive. As a player, Bird won three NBA titles in the 1980s with the Boston Celtics.
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July 30, 1989 | Associated Press
Larry Bird fractured a bone in his back five minutes into his first scrimmage at the Boston Celtics' summer camp Saturday night and is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks. Bird, who missed almost all of last season with heel problems, was hurt when he collided with Kelvin Upshaw and fell to the floor. "I'm going to have to get together with our doctor and get a full report," Boston Coach Jimmy Rodgers said, "and then go in the washroom and throw up."
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June 26, 2013 | Wire reports
The NCAA stripped Oregon of a scholarship in each of the next two seasons and put the program on probation for three years, opting against stiffer penalties such as a bowl ban despite issuing a show-cause order against former coach Chip Kelly, who apologized to the school, its fans and its players. The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions released a report Wednesday that said Kelly failed to monitor the program for its improper involvement with Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service.
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February 12, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Connor Bird, the 21-year-old son of NBA legend Larry Bird, was arrested on Sunday at Indiana University after he allegedly attempted to run over a former girlfriend with his car, the Indianapolis Star is reporting . University police chief Keith Cash said police had a witness to the incident and that Bird faces charges of battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and marijuana possession. Police say the two were in Bird's car on campus when an argument began.
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June 27, 2012 | Wire reports
Larry Bird is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers. Bird, perhaps the most respected and beloved basketball figure in a state obsessed with the sport, will leave his job as the Pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of August. He spent four years building the team into an Eastern Conference contender and was last season's NBA executive of the year, but is instead moving on after saying a month ago that he was willing to stay. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his departure.
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June 26, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
After being named the NBA Executive of the Year this season, Larry Bird will reportedly step down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Bird took over as president of the team in 2008 and helped transform it into a contender in the East. The Pacers made their deepest playoff run in seven years this season, reaching the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat. Bird is “100% sure” he will not return as president of the team, according to the Indianapolis Star, which cited an anonymous source it said had direct knowledge of the situation.
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June 26, 2012 | Wire reports
David Morway resigned Tuesday as general manager of the Indiana Pacers amid reports that Larry Bird is on the way out, too. Morway was hired by the Pacers in 1999 and had been GM since 2008. The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that Bird is expected to leave the Pacers, citing an unidentified person with direct knowledge of the situation. The Pacers and owner Herb Simon declined to comment. The 55-year-old Bird was the Pacers coach from 1997-2000, taking the team to its only NBA Finals appearance that last year, before returning to the front office in 2003.
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May 16, 2012 | Wire reports
Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird was voted the NBA's executive of the year on Wednesday, becoming the first person to win that award, plus the most valuable player and coach of the year honors. The Pacers went 42-24 and are tied 1-1 with Miami in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bird's moves to strengthen the team during the off-season included promoting Frank Vogel from interim to head coach and signing starting forward David West . He acquired point guard George Hill in a draft-night deal with San Antonio, and traded for Lou Amundson and Leandro Barbosa to fortify the bench for the Pacers, who earned the No. 3 seeding in the East and had the fifth-best record in the league.
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May 29, 1988 | ANTHONY COTTON, The Washington Post
Larry Bird can score from every corner, from every angle, from nearly every spot on the basketball court. And if he is double- or triple-teamed, as is often the case, open teammates know they can expect the perfect pass in the blink of an eye. So how do you plot a defense to stop the Boston Celtics' main man?
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June 1, 1987 | SCOTT OSTLER
A national sports magazine ran an action photo of Isiah Thomas on a recent cover, with the block-letter headline: "MR. CLUTCH." This headline, along with causing Jerry West to spit out a mouthful of morning coffee, must be causing some embarrassment in the magazine's offices, because Mr. Clutch slipped a little. Mr. Clutch clutched his own throat Saturday. Isiah embarrassed himself, on the court and off, and he can't blame it on Ted Koppel. It's probably just as well for all concerned that Mr.
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April 21, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Among the highlights of my conversation with NBA senior photographer Andrew Bernstein: How one of his photos is featured in the playbill of the "Magic/Bird" Broadway show. Why he most cherishes shooting the 1985 NBA Finals. How he managed to arrange photo shoots with Johnson and Bird even moments before a game. Bernstein's take on the relationship between Johnson and Bird. The difficulties in shooting game pictures featuring Johnson and Bird. RELATED: Phil Jackson discusses 'Journey to the Ring' NBA photographer Andrew Bernstein on 'Journey to the Ring' Lakers center Andrew Bynum to have innovative knee procedure in Germany     Andy Bernstein's Magic Johnson, Larry Bird photos featured in play
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April 12, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - The American theater regularly portrays outsized figures we know from history. ESPN routinely packages narratives of athletes we know from sports broadcasts. Rarely, however, does one production seek to do both. Like its subjects, "Magic/Bird," a new Broadway show about the basketball icons, is the most unlikely of pairings. It combines traditional stage drama with slick sports multimedia - all in the service of an intimate story about that most complex of sports rivalries and friendships, the one between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
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