Today’s #TBT sports blog focuses on former Boston Celtics great Larry Bird, a Hall of Fame player who regularly soared above his competitors on the basketball court.
This Boston legend is revered in the same breath as other Boston sports heroes like Carl Yastzremski, Bobby Orr, David Ortiz, Doug Flutie and Tom Brady.
Larry Bird is also a slam dunk entry into the #3 spot into my new FREE sports comic book titled Boston Sports Icons.
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Fondly remembered for step back jumpers, swishing nets, non-stop jabbering and long white legs in short green shorts, Bird is best known for winning basketball championships in Boston.
Most notably, his single name recalls multiple NBA banners hanging above the parquet wood basketball court in Boston. And, his #33 jersey hangs proudly over center court with other Boston Celtics greats like Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Tom Heinsohn, John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Satch Sanders, K.C. Jones, JoJo White, Cedric Maxwell, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish and Dave Cowens.
Larry Legend, the Hick from French Lick (IN) or simply Bird ranks as one of the most beloved basketball players in history. No first name or explanation is needed to identify the species of this once brilliant basketball playing Bird.
There’s no doubt this immediately recognizable, single named athlete has left an indelible mark on the city of Boston and the sport of basketball. He continues in the game today as an executive with the Indiana Pacers organization.
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