Chuck Person was challenged by Larry Bird to mow his lawn in the event that he lost in their…

Chuck Person was challenged by Larry Bird to mow his lawn in the event that he lost in their…

Larry Bird was a master of trash talk, even in the latter stages of his NBA career, and Chuck Person was the unfortunate target during the 1991 playoffs. ‘Larry Legend’s’ wit and verbal jabs remained razor sharp even in the face of injuries.

The three-time MVP was keen to establish himself as the best player from his native Indiana during the intense first-round matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers. Considering the stakes, Bird was able to get Person to pay for some free lawn care.

Bird’s former teammate and rookie during that series, Dee Brown, discussed his teammate’s memorable trash-talking moments against the Pacers during an episode of “Showtime with Coop.” Brown emphasized Bird’s will to show Person that he will never be as revered as Larry as an icon in Indiana.

As is well known, despite being regarded as the best player on the Pacers, Person was born in Alabama and attended Auburn for his college career. Bird was the only Indiana native to win the 1987 ROY award.

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