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Legend.

Jim Rogash

Love this story from a SLAM interview with rising Pacer star Paul George:

SLAM ONLINE | " Q+A: Paul George

SLAM: I believe you had talked about seeing Larry shoot in the gym.

PG: He picked a ball up that had rolled over. He rolled up his sleeves and made about 15 in a row and just walked out like nothing just happened. It was the craziest thing I’ve seen.

SLAM: How did you and the rest of the team react?

PG: We were speechless. We didn’t know whether to keep shooting or just to end practice. It was sweet, man.

That. Was. Awesome.

This reminds me of a scene from the movie Cobb.

Cobb (1994) - Quotes - IMDb

Louis Prima: With all the great players playing ball right now, how well do you think you would do against today's pitchers?

Ty Cobb: Well, I figure against today's pitchers I'd only probably hit about .290

Louis Prima: .290? Well that's amazing, because you batted over .400 a... a whole bunch of times. Now tell us all, we'd all like to know, why do you think you'd only hit .290?

Ty Cobb: Well, I'm 72 [expletive] years old you ignorant [expletives].

I do believe that Bird could compete for a starting position on next year's team. Tell me I'm wrong.

(thanks for the link Master PO, glad this could make you smile!)

Bonus video by request:

Winning Basketball Bird (via gibbyworldpolice)