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  1. LeBron thinks London Olympic team compares to Dream Team, too

    Jan 3, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    LeBron James, Beijing Olympics

    Team USA is not backing away from filling the big shoes. Last week USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo said he thought the upcoming USA Olympic team was a “fair comparison” with the 1992 Dream team that featured Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and others. LeBron James thinks Colangelo is right,…

  2. Today’s players more athletic than 20 years ago, but are they better?

    Sep 13, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 5

    Nobody in their right mind wonders if Magic Johnson, Dr. J or Larry Bird could compete in today’s NBA. Certain players would succeed in any era. But could the average NBA player from the 1980s compete in the NBA of 2011? Well, let’s make that 2010 because who knows if there will be an NBA…

  3. Video: NBA 2K12 trailer, where you can be Charles Oakley

    Aug 22, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    It’s the video game player you have been praying to unlock forever — you can have a team with Charles Oakley. Or Dikembe Mutombo. There is also Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson and so many more of the game’s greats in the new trailer for NBA 2K12. But what is really intriguing…

  4. NBA 2K12 releases names of legends in the game

    Aug 19, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

    NBA 2K12

    With the lockout likely to muck up the season, NBA 2K12 made a smart move — this year’s game is going to have legends of basketball that you can unlock and play. We knew a few of them — Michael Jordan was back from last season, with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Three names aimed…

  5. Report: Pacers owner wants Reggie Miller to replace Bird

    Aug 18, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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    After listening to Reggie Miller broadcast NBA games, would you hire him to be your team’s general manager? I wouldn’t even let him run my fantasy team, but if a GM gig gets him out of the broadcast booth I am fully supportive of it. Larry Bird is going to step down at the end…

  6. Lockout could cost video game maker $40 million

    Aug 10, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    NBA 2K12

    The NBA has so much momentum that is about to be pissed away because the owners and players can’t decide how to split up the fans’ money. That will create a lot of disgusted fans. With that will come a lot of collateral damage — scouts, team office workers, pub owners near arenas, and many…

  7. Larry Bird, Chris Mullin shoot to a draw

    Aug 9, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

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    Larry Bird and Chris Mullin were two of the greatest pure shooters the game has ever seen. Bird is in the Hall of Fame, Mullin gets inducted Friday. They were also both on the original Dream Team for the USA in the 1992 Olympics. This was Mullin at his peak and Larry Bird well past…

  8. Poll: Who wins, 1992 Dream Team or 2008 USA Olympic squad?

    Aug 5, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT

    1992-dreamteam

    Magic Johnson came out recently and said exactly what you would expect Magic to say — the original 1992 Dream team was better than the 2008 Olympic “Redeem Team.” “When you think about the Olympics and the Dream Team, I have to throw it to you. Kobe [Bryant] and them won by 22 points. Ehh,…

  9. Video: Watch the trailer for NBA 2K12

    Aug 4, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT

    NBA 2K12

    We told you earlier today that NBA 2K12 was going to be filled with NBA legends. And I’m pumped because come this winter that and my men at Long Beach State may be the only hoops fix I get. So, we thought we’d bring you the trailer for the game, too. Enjoy. Magic looks good.…

  10. NBA 2K12 to have 15 legends of the game added

    Aug 4, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

    NBA 2K12

    Last season, NBA 2K11 brought back vintage Michael Jordan, let you control His Airness and match his best Bulls teams against today’s teams. Even the Timberwolves. It worked so well, 2K Sports (the company that makes the game) is taking it to the next level. We showed you the covers to this year’s game —…

  11. NBA 2K12 covers feature Jordan, Bird, Magic

    Jul 21, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    NBA 2K12

    It’s been a buzzing question around NBA video game fans for a while — who would be on the cover of NBA 2K12. Most years you’d think Dirk Nowitzki. Or maybe the big three from Miami. But with a lockout looming, with some of maybe all of a season potentially lost, what would they do.…

  12. Report: Pacers about to hire former Blazers GM Pritchard

    Jul 8, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

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    Larry Bird didn’t sound like a guy who wanted to hang around much longer, the Indiana Pacers were about to be a team in transition in the front office. It sounds like they found their guy, according to a tweet from Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star. The Pacers are in the process of hiring…

  13. It’s finally official, Frank Vogel is Pacers head coach

    Jul 6, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT

    Vogel

    Since the season ended — when Frank Vogel led the Indiana Pacers on a 20-18 turnaround that got them into the playoffs then put up a good fight against the Bulls — everyone expected Vogel to move from interim coach to full time head coach. The Pacers went through the motions of a coaching search,…

  14. Larry Bird doesn’t sound like a guy hanging around for long

    Jun 27, 2011, 9:59 PM EDT

    NCAA Championship Game: Michigan State Spartans v North Carolina Tar Heels

    You’re not going to have Larry Bird to kick around much longer, Pacers fans. At least that’s how it sounds in a conversation Bird had with the Boston Globe. “It’s at a point now in my life where I think it might be time to really reconsider and see how long I want to do…

  15. Brian Shaw to interview to be Pacers assistant coach

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:07 AM EDT

    Brian Shaw

    Just a few years back, Brian Shaw got the chance to interview to be the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. Didn’t work out, they went with Jim O’Brien instead. Now, Shaw is back in Indiana interviewing, but this time to be the lead assistant for Frank Vogel. That’s what Mike Wells of the Indianapolis…

  16. Mike Brown, Rick Adelman considered for Pacers vacancy

    May 17, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

    rick adelman

    Apparently, despite getting the team into the playoffs and being able to spin a basketball on a toothbrush are not enough to impress Larry Bird. Frank Vogel, the interim coach who did a good job with the Indiana Pacers this season, will have competition from Mike Brown and Rick Adelman for the head-coaching job, according…

  17. Larry Bird to remain with Pacers

    May 10, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

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    Pacers owner Herb Simon has decided to keep Larry Bird around as team president. It took a few weeks for the Pacers to get around to making this decision, but they finally got there and announced it on Tuesday. “I’m quite pleased with the success we experienced this past season and pleased with the direction…

  18. Pacers coach Vogel likely to get interim tag removed

    Apr 29, 2011, 2:04 PM EDT

    Pacers' head coach Vogel reacts during the first half of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff basketball game against the Bulls in Chicago

    Most times, the “interim” tag for a head coach is the kiss of death. It means you’ve taken over a team midseason already facing enough turmoil and losing that your predecessor was jettisoned. Usually management has another plan in mind but has to wait until the offseason to execute it. Often the players see the…

  19. Report: Former Cavs coach Mike Brown heads Pacers list

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    It’s not fair — it’s on the players, not him — but Frank Vogel is not coming back as the Pacers head coach next season. He is this season’s Kim Hughes — good guy, good coach, thrown in an impossible situation and not brought back because he could not herd cats. So who is next?…

  20. Pacers teammates almost come to blows, Bird blames them not coach

    Mar 11, 2011, 12:31 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    For the past 10 days, the Indiana Pacers have been the worst team in the NBA. It’s not just that they are 0-5, they have looked terrible getting there. As we pointed you to this morning in our one liners, the Pacers have had the lead just 3.4 percent of the time in those games…

  21. Mike Dunleavy’s broken thumb likely kills any trade hopes

    Feb 23, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

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    Well, that was some unfortunate timing. Not that there is a good time to break your thumb, as the Indiana Pacers’ Mike Dunleavy did Tuesday night in a win over the Washington Wizards. The injury will have him out indefinitely, the team announced. Dunleavy was one of the key trade chips for the Pacers, as…

  22. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird story headed to Broadway stage

    Feb 17, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Well, it’s can’t get worse reviews than Spiderman the Musical. The NBA is teaming up with Eric Simonson and the team that has brought “Lombardi” to Broadway to produce “Magic/Bird,” reports the Chicago Tribune. Just as “Lombardi” was produced with the help of National Football League, “Magic/Bird” will have the backing of the National Basketball…

  23. Video: All time All-Star Game hightlights

    Feb 17, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    Sure, technically there are two games left on the schedule tonight, but it is time to start getting pumped about All-Star weekend. We will grant you, some events will be a dud. The game itself may be a dud. But there will be some moments and memories as well. Always is. As a reminder of…

  24. How about Angry Larry Birds?

    Feb 2, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Angry Birds is the crack of phone games. Completely addictive and you keep chasing the high of killing those pigs even when you know you should be working or talking to loved ones or paying attention to the road while driving. What would be better? Angry Larry Birds. On NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon…

  25. Former Cavs head coach Mike Brown could be Pacers summer target

    Jan 31, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    For the rest of this season, Frank Vogel will be the guy with the audition to be the next head coach of the Pacers. He’s the interim head coach and if he can get this squad to show real improvement he’ll get to come back and sit in the big chair next season. The more…

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