April 12, 2012 |
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.
June 26, 2012 |
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.
February 12, 2013 |
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.
June 27, 2012 |
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.
July 12, 2003 |
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.
July 30, 1989 |
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."