Larry Bird’s Greatest Game “I should have quit right there”

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If you are fan of Bill Simmon’s book “The Book of Basketball” then you are going to love Colin Stanton’s new YouTube channel which serves an interactive guide to the book.  Even if you don’t care for the book or Simmons, you will probably still appreciate the latest video on the channel, which serves a as beautiful tribute to Larry Bird during the peak of his career.

The game featured in the video is from 1986, when Bird put up a triple double of 29 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in game 6 of the NBA Finals against a Rockets team with the Twin Towers.

For me, the best part about the video is at the end, when Larry Bird – celebrating with the championship trophy – is asked when he plans on picking up a basketball again. If this was just about any other NBA player the answer would have been “I don’t know” and the truth would have been “months” but Bird says “at least 2 or 3 weeks.”