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Larry Bird
Larry Bird

At the time Larry Bird signed on with the Boston Celtics, he was the highest paid rookie in the NBA. Bird played for 13 years, helping the Celtics capture three NBA championships and making professional basketball a prominent sport in the U.S. again. After a largely ceremonial job as special assistant to Boston, Bird became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 1997. One year later, he w…

Date of Birth: December 07, 1956


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"I don't know if this is the right wording, but I felt betrayed. We're disappointed. Things happen, maybe it's a good thing. He's a very talented player. I always liked working with him and how he went about things on the basketball court. He's a top-12 player in the league, but we're in a situation where we have to move on." Larry Bird
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"We're still looking and seeing what we can do. We like our team, we're very deep, but we don't like where we're at financially. We'll see what we can do." Larry Bird
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"The best players will play. That's the way it will always be." Larry Bird
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"Like me, he plays the game to win, ... Because of his intensity and desire to win, Ronnie's a guy I would pay money to watch play." Larry Bird
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"It seemed like our team was going to the West Coast, stopping off at cities and our players were worried about being traded. Our time for excuses are over." Larry Bird
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"I've been around a while. I kinda know these things." Larry Bird
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"We would like to get a deal done. We're looking at every option. Teams continue to call us every day, but we're going to do what's right for the franchise and not just do a deal to do one. We want somebody who is going to fit in with this team." Larry Bird
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"We're glad this is over with. We wanted to be patient with this one because Ronnie is a heck of a player and someone's always going to take a chance on someone like that." Larry Bird
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"Believe me, he's going to help us." Larry Bird
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"Any time you deal a player, you would like him to go out of the conference. We're looking at the West, but if it's the East, that's how it's going to be. Whether we get a draft choice or a player, we're going to make sure it's the right deal. We've done enough to back Ronnie. We're in a position where we have to protect the franchise now." Larry Bird
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"That's wild. That is really wild. That's a lot of points, I'm telling you. There's no question how good he is, but when you start throwing numbers around like that, it's unbelievable. It would be hard to believe if you didn't know it was true." Larry Bird
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"I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody -- somewhere -- was practicing more than me." Larry Bird
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"I think he's the right guy at the right time. Sometimes you need a wake-up call. We've got ours." Larry Bird
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"It depends on what players are offered. The owners have a say in this, too. They want to do the right thing. If we get a good offer, we'll probably take the player. If we don't get good offers, we'll probably take the (draft) choice and do more scouting this winter and prepare for the draft. I think we'll get a good player out of this." Larry Bird
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"First master the fundamentals." Larry Bird
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"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." Larry Bird
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"It's a very special day for me," Larry Bird
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"The right guy at the right time after Athens and the World Championships, ... This is the type of guy we need. After 2004 we needed a wake up call and we got ours." Larry Bird
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"I don't believe that. How can they be affected? It's the same thing every year." Larry Bird
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"I admire the kid. Not for what he did, but how he's come back and he's worked and he's done things to improve himself. I look for a great year out of him." Larry Bird
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"I think what it came down to is that our owner wants to win and, in the end, we did this deal because we knew it would make us a better team." Larry Bird
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