Happy Birdthday, everyone…

by mikeflanagan1

“Bird was the embodiment of “Celtics Pride.” He was a classy, confident, hardworking player who thrived on pressure and inspired teammates to excel. Like Bob CousyBill RussellJohn Havlicek and Dave Cowens, the low-key Bird [was never one to] force the spotlight upon himself, but rather one who brought out the best in the players around him. But even those legendary players didn’t fill Boston Garden, wowing fans and dominating games as Bird did.”

NBA.com

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