Larry Bird

Quote of the Day: Rick Pitino makes fun of his famous “walking through that door” press conference

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Rick Pitino is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial basketball Hall of Fame this weekend, and in terms of his relatively minimal NBA contributions, the video clip above might be the moment he’s most famous for. In a rant following a tough loss while coach of the Celtics, Pitino told reporters, “Larry Bird’s not walking [more]

Video: Kenyan Orphans re-create 1987 NBA Eastern Conference Finals (for charity)

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Is this a cheap publicity stunt to raise money for an orphanage in Kenya? Yes. No doubt. And we’re good with it for two reasons — first, it’s a really entertaining video. Job well done. And sorry you have to relive that, Pistons fans. Second, and most importantly, it’s a good cause. If you are [more]

David Stern was all business, and that was good for the game

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David Stern said Thursday as he talked about stepping down as commissioner that he is not a big fan of the “L”word — legacy. So we’ll call it his story. It could make a good novel. David Stern’s story is a uniquely American story. His is a story about a smart, savvy, businessman chasing the [more]

Friday Night Video: Remembering Larry Bird

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It was 20 years ago this week that Larry Bird retired from basketball. Over at CSNNE.com, they have done a fantastic job this week of remember him and what he meant to the Boston Celtics and the city. Here’s a highlight video of Bird (if you want more, there are countless more on the Web). [more]