When My Father Talked About Larry Bird

ThePrideofShiner

Crests prematurely
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Jul 16, 2005
10,980
Washington
Just stumbled upon this really interesting essay about Larry Bird and fathers and basketball and life and death and Jaylen Brown and so much more.

Figured I'd share as we are on the brink of raising another banner and for many in this forum, including myself, Larry is the reason we are Celtics - and basketball - fans.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

https://www.esquire.com/sports/a61109092/larry-bird-boston-celtics-fatherhood-retrospective/
 

Bergs

funky and cold
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Jul 22, 2005
22,025
Just stumbled upon this really interesting essay about Larry Bird and fathers and basketball and life and death and Jaylen Brown and so much more.

Figured I'd share as we are on the brink of raising another banner and for many in this forum, including myself, Larry is the reason we are Celtics - and basketball - fans.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

https://www.esquire.com/sports/a61109092/larry-bird-boston-celtics-fatherhood-retrospective/
Damn. That's a great read.
 

Ale Xander

Hamilton
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Oct 31, 2013
76,396
I've always enjoyed the fact that Larry Bird had the same job as Magic's DADDY.
 

patinorange

don rickles jr
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Aug 27, 2006
31,931
6 miles from Angel Stadium
Just stumbled upon this really interesting essay about Larry Bird and fathers and basketball and life and death and Jaylen Brown and so much more.

Figured I'd share as we are on the brink of raising another banner and for many in this forum, including myself, Larry is the reason we are Celtics - and basketball - fans.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

https://www.esquire.com/sports/a61109092/larry-bird-boston-celtics-fatherhood-retrospective/
Thanks. Awesome stuff.
 

RG33

Certain Class of Poster
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Nov 28, 2005
7,386
CA
As others have said, that was a fantastic read in many ways. Thanks for sharing.

(Now I’m going to the gym to shoot 100 free throws……)
 

Captaincoop

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Jul 16, 2005
13,858
Santa Monica, CA
Awesome piece, thanks for sharing it. This killed me:

"Later at night, a bearded youth minister strums a guitar under a necklace of stars and asks you all to close your eyes and imagine the awesome power of God. You picture Larry Bird. Deep in the corner. For three."