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Celtic Sunrise: Happy Birthday Larry Bird

Larry Bird turns 61 today, let’s celebrate together.

Larry Bird

Happy Larry Bird Day everyone! Today is his birthday and for Celtics fans that might as well be a holiday. So take off from work, wear some short shorts, trash talk your neighbors, and put up 10,000 shots in your driveway in honor of Larry Legend.

For those of you that are too young to understand how great Larry was, do yourself a favor and find some youtube clips of him today. That will give you just a taste. Then go look up his stats, factoring in era, and compared to the rest of the league. Now go find clips of someone telling stories about him in reverent tones (like Bob Ryan or Jackie MacMullan).

You know what? That still won’t do him justice because some of it you just had to be there for to fully understand what he meant and the impact it had on the team, the city, and fans around the globe.

But you can still show respect and understand that he was one of the greatest to ever play the game and we were lucky to have him in Boston.

Oh, and if you are old enough to remember watching him play, feel free to share your favorite stories in the comments below.

Here are some additional links to read from our resident Celtics History expert Professor Parquet.