Larry Bird - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Larry Bird


Magic and Bird to get joint NBA lifetime honor

May 16, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The league puts the spotlight on the epic rivalry that helped drive the success of the modern NBA

File photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

WATCH: Kobe reveals his all-time top 5 USA players

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The two-time Olympic gold medalist is quick to acknowledge the greats who came before him

PLAY FOR EACH OTHER. Kobe Bryant believes Team USA will be hard to beat in the 2019 FIBA World Cup if players leave their egos at the door. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Larry Bird steps down from Pacers

May 02, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Bird said in a statement he would remain available to work with the Pacers in an advisory role but wanted to explore other opportunities outside of basketball

STEPPING DOWN. Larry Bird is no longer president of basketball operations for the Pacers. File Photo by Rappler

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Apr 14, 2016 - 12:30 PM

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Holding Court - The greatest players in NBA Finals history part II

Jun 16, 2014 - 9:19 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez concludes his list of the 30 greatest NBA finals performers of all time with the top 10

BUDDY COP FILM. Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant conspired to win three straight championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, claiming the post Michael Jordan era as their own. Photo by Brendan McDermid/EPA

Holding Court - The greatest NBA playoff games in history

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:38 PM

As the NBA playoffs begin to heat up columnist Bert Ramirez looks back on the greatest postseason games in history

MILLER TIME. Reggie Miller showed the hot hand in sinking clutch baskets in Game 5 against the Knicks in 1994. Photo by Mark F. Sypher/EPA

Holding Court - Big 3 of NBA draft class is complete

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:05 PM

With the three top college prospects Andrew Wiggins Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid all declaring for the NBA draft columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes their merits

THE NEXT GENERATION. From left: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker are expected to be the top picks in the upcoming NBA draft. Photos from Wikicommons

Holding Court - Phil Jackson tries to follow footsteps of Auerbach, Riley

Mar 24, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez addresses the task Phil Jackson has ahead of him as the new President of the New York Knicks and the obstacles that he faces with the troubled franchise

ZEN IN THE BIG APPLE. Phil Jackson has won championships as a player and a coach. Now he'll try to win one from the executive office. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Holding Court - David Stern's legacy

Feb 26, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Former NBA commissioner David Stern may not have been everyone s cup of tea but there s no denying his impact on the sport s globalization Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes how he changed the game forever

DECOMMISSIONED. Former NBA commissioner David Stern may have ruffled more than a few feathers, but his tenure saw the sport rise to unprecedented popularity. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Holding Court: Trade deadline not so big a splash

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:23 PM

There were many deals that transpired at the NBA s trade deadline last week Columnist Bert A Ramirez analyzes which teams won out on each deal

SWAPPED. Danny Granger (left) and Evan Turner (right) were traded in the biggest move at last week's deadline. Photos from AFP

Holding Court: The NBA's Mount Rushmore

Feb 17, 2014 - 12:46 AM

LeBron James believes that he ll have earned a spot on the NBA s mythical Mount Rushmore by the time he retires Columnist Bert A Ramirez thinks he has a lot more to accomplish before that s a realistic possibility

IMMORTALIZED IN GRANITE. NBA star LeBron James believes that Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson belong on NBA's mythical Mt. Rushmore. He also believes he'll be replacing one of them some day. Graphic by Raffy De Guzman/Rappler

Durant set to spark West in NBA All-Star showdown

Feb 15, 2014 - 8:20 PM

NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant looks forward to Sunday s NBA All Star Game but is also excited about the United States prospects at this year s FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Olympics

ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN. Kevin Durant is looking forward to a big showing at this weekend’s NBA All-Star game. Photo by Eric Gay/EPA

Holding Court: Kevin Durant gets inside track for NBA MVP honors

Feb 08, 2014 - 3:54 PM

LeBron James has won NBA MVP honors in 4 of the past 5 years but is the King James era ending and the Durant era beginning? Columnist Bert A Ramirez gives his thoughts

THUNDER RUMBLING. Kevin Durant, shown dunking during last year's All-Star game, is on track to get his first NBA MVP award this year. Photo by Eric Gay/EPA

NBA: Pacers sign center Andrew Bynum for title chase

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:38 AM

Andrew Bynum the free agent center who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles signed with the Indiana Pacers for the remainder of the season on Saturday

INDIANA BOUND. Free agent center Andrew Bynum is headed to the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA: James to be named MVP

May 12, 2012 - 4:38 PM

Miami Heat star LeBron James bags his third NBA Most Valuable Player trophy