Thanks to Tobin Anderson for the assist:
“WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I NEVER WANTED TO LEAVE THE COURT.”
It’s a game I get caught up in a lot. Sports fans do it all the time. Larry Bird was asked…
“I don’t know. There’s some guys I really like to watch play. Draymond Greenis fun to watch. All of those [Michigan] State guys are because they defend, and they play, they play together — that’s how I like the game to be played. Move the ball, cut, pass; if you do the right things, you’ll get it right back. I don’t know, I hate to compare eras. It’s been so long since I played, but I liked to play the total game. Magic liked to play the total game. Some guys are just scorers. Some guys just defend and rebound. But the guys that are playing now are just as good as what we were when we played.”
“We practiced about two miles from my house in Boston. In training camp I’d run back and forth between the two places just to get my run in.”
Taken form an outstanding article on running via Larry Bird.
On Frank Vogel:
“He’s got to start going after guys when they’re not doing what they’re supposed to do. And stay on them, whether you’ve got to take them out of the game when they’re not doing what they’re supposed to do or limit their minutes. I will say, he hasn’t done that enough.”