April 06, 2003

Larry made me a star...
: Michael Jordan talks about his last, er, third last visit to Boston to play the Celtics this afternoon, and says that facing Larry Bird in his historic 63-point playoff performance legitimized him as a rising star in 1986. And when Larry recognized him by essentially comparing him to God after the game, well, the world knew that Michael Jordan was The Next Big Thing.

posted by Conquistador to basketball at 09:55 AM - 1 comment

That was a good piece. I never knew or heard of the Bird quotes or the Bird respect for a young Airness, but I do remember those series between the Bulls and the Celtics. The most amazing thing is how the Celtics could not stop him even though they were keyed on him.

posted by vito90 at 07:22 PM on April 06, 2003

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