Category: Larry Bird

Old-School Kevin McHale has New-School Rockets Back in the NBA Playoffs

Friday, April 12th, 2013

After three straight seasons of finishing in ninth place in the West and on the outside looking in at the NBA playoffs, the Houston Rockets are back in the postseason. They locked up their spot this week. Coach Kevin McHale talks about combining his old-school ways with the  new-school aspects ...

David Stern Talks About the Ways in Which Jerry Buss Helped Transform the NBA, Especially Economically

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Former Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame owner Jerry Buss passed away on Monday, only hours after the NBA's best were on display for the world in its annual All-Star Game. As the league's commissioner for the past three decades, David Stern is well aware of the many ways in ...

Donnie Walsh Doesn’t Care If He’s Simply Keeping Larry Bird’s Seat Warm

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Larry Bird stepped down as the head of Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, setting up the return of Donnie Walsh to the front office in Indy. Walsh spent 20 years as the franchise's president before leaving for the New York Knicks in 2008. Now Walsh will be the president of basketball ...

Charles Barkley On Wanting To Become A General Manager: “I am not afraid to fail. Some of these other GM’s suck already.”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Say what you want about Charles Barkley, but the man is fair with his opinions. He never has a double standard. Sir Charles even makes this point during the following interview with ESPN Radio. What better way to put a nice bow on the NBA season than talk with Barkley? The ...

Paul George Promises Excitement Despite Lack of Superstars in the NBA Dunk Contest

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I don't pay much attention to the Slam Dunk Contest in normal years. Sure, I've been impressed with some of the highlights of the past few years, but I'm certainly not tempted to find the contest while it's airing. This year I might not even pay attention to the highlights ...

Stan Van Gundy on Dwight Howard Checking Out on Magic: “It becomes a convenient excuse. It gets almost ridiculous after awhile.”

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Stan Van Gundy is a big fan of the Jeremy Lin story and really isn't too happy with the media right now. What else is new with the Orlando Magic head coach? Van Gundy always gives his honest opinion to the media, and he seems sick and tired of the critics ...

Larry Bird on Rapidly Improving Indiana Pacers: “If I don’t make the playoffs they should fire me”

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

As a player, Larry Bird will go down as one of the best of all-time. His resume is filled with All-Star appearances, NBA Championships, and MVP’s. He also had a bit of success as coach. Even though it was a short tenure in Indiana, Bird has a Coach of the ...

Magic Johnson: “I’m Happy that it was me who was the person who got HIV in the sports world.”

Friday, November 11th, 2011

This week marked the 20th anniversary of when Magic Johnson found out he had been diagnosed as HIV positive and went public with the news. His retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers accompanied the announcement. I remember watching the coverage at the time, but having absolutely no idea what it ...

Larry Bird Clears Air About Shooting Contest with Chris Mullin, Confident Reggie Miller Will Get His Hall of Fame Call Someday

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

If you're hoping for loads of NBA Lockout news, no such luck. Larry Bird, the president of the Indiana Pacers, is obviously prohibited from talking about anything CBA related. But Larry Legend is always worth listening to mainly because if the host is worth his salt, we'll hear at least ...

Larry Bird Says His 1986 Celtics Were The Best Team He Has Ever Seen

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Larry Bird is far from a media recluse. You can't get away with that as the President of an NBA franchise. But he's still fairly judicious about which media appearances he agrees to. That includes radio spots, which I'm sure he gets an avalanche of requests each week. But on ...