Larry Bird Quickly Disproved His Own Presumption Following His First Evaluation of the…

Larry Bird Quickly Disproved His Own Presumption Following His First Evaluation of the…

On the basketball court, Larry Bird exuded an almost cocky confidence. Known for his famous line about “who’s coming in second” during the NBA 3-point competition, Bird was a trash talker like no other. For the legendary Boston Celtics player, who entered the NBA with a completely different mindset, it wasn’t always like that.

In his 13 NBA seasons, Bird was an All-Star in 12 of them. When he participated in six games in the 1988–89 regular season following surgery on both heels, that was the only occasion he was left off the roster. Bird was supreme, improved everyone around him, and exuded unwavering confidence.

In a Nick Smith NBA YouTube video, Ehlo recollected that “there was this one game in Cleveland where he was having a pretty rough first half and in the old days in Cleveland you would walk off the court the same way at halftime.”

Bird is renowned for giving opponents advance notice of his exact intentions. Then he would carry it out.

His self-assurance enabled him to win three MVP awards in a row and three NBA titles. Upon entering the league as a rookie, he lacked confidence.

When Bird first joined the NBA in 1979, he had some reservations. Why wouldn’t he? He wasn’t sure if the competition he would face as a collegiate player at obscure Indiana State would be challenging enough.

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