Regarding Larry Bird’s portrayal in Winning Time, what are your thoughts?

Regarding Larry Bird’s portrayal in Winning Time, what are your thoughts?

Personally, I don’t think it was that bad. The actor for Bird added that he would like playing Bird in season 2. Scenes with birds were more entertaining.

Every generation or so, a player truly deserving of the title of superstar emerges. One player like that was Larry Bird.

Bird was a model of hustle, consistency, and brilliance in every facet of the game during his 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, which ran from 1979–1980 to 1991–1992. He excelled as a scorer, passer, rebounder, defender, team player, and, most importantly, a clutch player. Bird was known to waltz up to the opposing team’s bench prior to tipoff and predict a 40-point performance for himself because he exuded such confidence in himself.

Sometimes, he would shoot 3-pointers with his eyes closed because he was such a lethal shooter. Of all of Bird’s peers, only Earvin “Magic” Johnson was arguably a better passer and a player whose name would be forever associated with Bird. Few were as tough as Bird, who would jump over press tables and into crowds in search of dropped balls.

Bird embodied the spirit of “Celtics Pride.” He was a sophisticated, self-assured, diligent player who flourished under duress and motivated teammates to achieve success. Similar to Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, John Havlicek, and Dave Cowens, the humble Bird was a player who elicited the best performance from those around him instead of hogging the limelight. However, none of those great athletes filled Boston Garden, thrilling spectators and controlling matches the way that Bird did.

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