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I admire the kid. Not for what he did, but how he’s come back and he’s worked and he’s done things to improve himself. I look for a great year out of him.
– Larry Bird

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I ain’t gonna sit here and blame it all on Ronnie, because other things happened, too. But in the pros, when you don’t win, people are disappointed. I see it and I’m disappointed, too.
– Larry Bird

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I always know what’s happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond.
– Larry Bird

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I am very happy for DJ, … As a former teammate and friend, Dennis is a good person and I am sure he will do a great job.
– Larry Bird

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I believe God was disguised as Michael Jordan today.
– Larry Bird

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I can’t guarantee all our guys are going to be here, but the way we’ve been talking it seems like it will be a one-player-for-one or one-for-two trade. We’d like to keep all of our players.
– Larry Bird

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I don’t believe that. How can they be affected? It’s the same thing every year.
– Larry Bird

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I don’t have a problem with them having a dam. The problem is standing water on the road bed. Eventually, that water will erode the road bed and the road will then break up and cave in.
– Larry Bird

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I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me.
– Larry Bird

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I don’t know if this is the right wording, but I felt betrayed. We’re disappointed. Things happen, maybe it’s a good thing. He’s a very talented player. I always liked working with him and how he went about things on the basketball court. He’s a top-12 player in the league, but we’re in a situation where we have to move on.
– Larry Bird

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Larry Bird 1985 NBA Playoffs

 

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I like the way we’re playing. Not just because we’re winning games, but because of the way we’re moving the ball. It seems like we’re coming together. We’ll win a lot of games doing that.
– Larry Bird

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I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.
– Larry Bird

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I never dreamed that it would be like this. We’re very disappointed in the fact that we had the guys here to do it and to get off to the start we did is very frustrating. We’ve gone downhill since then. But hopefully we’re back on the right track and we can move forward.
– Larry Bird

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I really don’t like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
– Larry Bird

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I think enough is enough. I think Ronnie will do fine, but not here.
– Larry Bird

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I think he’ll make an immediate impact because of the skills that he has.
– Larry Bird

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I think he’s the right guy at the right time. Sometimes you need a wake-up call. We’ve got ours.
– Larry Bird

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I think in another month we’ll know if the league will allow us to take him off our cap and give us some relief.
– Larry Bird

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I think Rick will get him the ball. We have a problem now when we drop it in the post; we hold on to it too long. We need more movement with the shooters we have. I think you’ll see that.
– Larry Bird

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I think what it came down to is that our owner wants to win and, in the end, we did this deal because we knew it would make us a better team.
– Larry Bird

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If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she’d get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don’t mean she wouldn’t pay the bank, but the children always came first.
– Larry Bird

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If there’s a deal out there where we think we can better our team, we will do it.
– Larry Bird

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I’m a firm believer you have to be patient in this league. The teams that are patient in trades (have more success). We’d like to get this done, but we’ve got a job to do and we have to make sure our fans are happy with what we get. They’re our paying customers and we’re trying to do our best for them.
– Larry Bird

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I’m not going to say we’re better, that’s not going to happen when you lose a player like Ronnie. [But] as far as chemistry goes, we’re a lot better. We’re still deep. We have some emotional guys, but we’ll be fine.
– Larry Bird

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It depends on what players are offered. The owners have a say in this, too. They want to do the right thing. If we get a good offer, we’ll probably take the player. If we don’t get good offers, we’ll probably take the (draft) choice and do more scouting this winter and prepare for the draft. I think we’ll get a good player out of this.
– Larry Bird

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It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.
– Larry Bird

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It seemed like our team was going to the West Coast, stopping off at cities and our players were worried about being traded. Our time for excuses are over.
– Larry Bird

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It’s a very special day for me,
– Larry Bird

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I’ve been around a while. I kinda know these things.
– Larry Bird

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I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
– Larry Bird

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Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.
– Larry Bird

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Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.
– Larry Bird

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Like me, he plays the game to win, … Because of his intensity and desire to win, Ronnie’s a guy I would pay money to watch play.
– Larry Bird

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