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Count Alex's Losses 06-04-2012 02:28 PM

Your respect for Larry Bird just increased
 
http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...jordans-cooler

In 1998, Larry Bird coached Michael Jordan in the All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. The next year he published a book with Jackie MacMullan called "Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love."

More than a dozen years after the fact, allow me to point out the book is fascinating and fun to read, and includes this anecdote from the "Space Jam" set:

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The movie people really took care of us. They had this big room in the hotel filled with food, drinks, anything you wanted. One cooler had beer, another had soda, another had sandwiches. And then there was this big cooler marked MICHAEL ONLY.

You weren't supposed to touch that one, because it was all Michael Jordan's special stuff they flew in just for him. So one day Bill Murray and I are sitting in there, and I go over to Michael's cooler and lift up the lid.


There was this girl there, and her only job was to make sure everything was just right for Michael Jordan, and she starts yelling at me, "Larry, you can't go in there!" I said, "What are you talking about? That's bull. Everyone here is family." She was getting all nervous and said,"No, no. Those are all the things Michael told me he wanted, and if you take something out of there, Michael won't be able to have it, and we just can't let that happen!"

Bill Murray is laughing the whole time listening to this, because whenever Michael walked into the room he always went to one of the other coolers and pulled something out, just like the rest of us. He hardly ever opened his own cooler.

Anyhow, I waited until the girl left, then I reached in and started grabbing stuff out of Michael's cooler and throwing it out to the crew, all over the set. I threw it everywhere! Gatorade bottles, some special drink he liked, candy bars ... She was so mad at me.

For the rest of our stay, every time I went by that cooler I took something out.

loochy 06-04-2012 02:30 PM

Well, you know what they say...burritos are a girl's best friend.

Setsuna 06-04-2012 02:36 PM

I don't respect him for that. A black man can't have stuff just for him? He has to share it? **** that. Let the racism commence!

Amnorix 06-04-2012 02:36 PM

"Alot of black guys will come up to me and say 'was Larry Bird really that good?!' and I tell them 'Man, Larry Bird......was so good it was frightening.'"

-Magic Johnson (the quote above appears very early in the clip below)

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KCUnited 06-04-2012 02:42 PM

Bird knew he wouldn't parish for opening a cooler.

cosmo20002 06-04-2012 02:46 PM

Bird was awesome. Great shooter and rebounder, but his passing set him apart. Tough badass, too. Didn't take any crap.

cosmo20002 06-04-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by KCUnited (Post 8657639)
Bird knew he wouldn't parish for opening a cooler.

That's not even close to being clever.

Demonpenz 06-04-2012 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8657653)
That's not even close to being clever.

ever try ainge-er management?

cosmo20002 06-04-2012 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Demonpenz (Post 8657662)
ever try ainge-er management?

That is slightly better. If you can work in a M.L. Carr reference, I'll be impressed.

Reaper16 06-04-2012 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8657653)
That's not even close to being clever.

Really? I thought it was a McHale of a joke.

Thig Lyfe 06-04-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8657668)
That is slightly better.

All McHale the new king of comedy!!!

Thig Lyfe 06-04-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Reaper16 (Post 8657672)
Really? I thought it was a McHale of a joke.

Boooo.

Braincase 06-04-2012 02:59 PM

Gotta love Bird. Only guy that could Havlicek and eat it too.

Reaper16 06-04-2012 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Braincase (Post 8657686)
Gotta love Bird. Only guy that could Havlicek and eat it too.

He wasn't a Pinckney eater, that's for sure.

vailpass 06-04-2012 03:02 PM

Birdman does not give a ****; love him. The Bird/Magic documentary was a really good view IMHO.


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