Larry Bird

Video Games

How Dr. J and Larry Bird Helped Build a Video Game Empire

This year, Electronic Arts celebrates its 35th anniversary. They might not have gotten there without the groundbreaking game 'One-on-One: Dr. J. vs. Larry Bird.'
Patrick Sauer

Larry Bird's Departure Muddies Indiana's Already Uncertain Future

The Pacers never became the team Larry Bird said he wanted it to be. Now Kevin Pritchard takes the helm at a pivotal time for the franchise and its star, Paul George.
Michael Pina

Report: Larry Bird Is Stepping Down as Pacers President

Kevin Pritchard reportedly will take over basketball operations​ for the time-being.
Liam Daniel Pierce
cookies podcast

LeBron's Wrath, Larry Bird's Legacy, and 90s Hip-Hop as Dad Rock: COOKIES 36

Kevin Wildes of ESPN joins the podcast to discuss whether Larry Bird is overrated, LeBron's delightful game against the New York Knicks, and more.
VICE Sports

Breaking Down the 11 Types of NBA Nicknames, and Why Today's Need to Be Better

There are good basketball nicknames, and there are supremely lame basketball nicknames. All of us have a role in making sure that good triumphs.
​Jared Dubin

How NBA Entertainment Helped Save the League and Spread a Renaissance

In the early 1980s, the NBA was floundering. Then NBA Entertainment, the league's new in-house video production team, helped usher in a fan-tastic future.
Shawn Fury

It's Time For The Mavericks To Choose Between The Present And The Future

It's been five mostly middling years since Dallas won a NBA Championship. There has to be a better way to honor Dirk Nowitzki's twilight than an endless status quo.
Evans Clinchy

NBA Throwback: Larry Bird's Left-Handed Love Letter to Portland

On Valentine's Day in 1986, Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird dropped a 47-point triple-double on the Portland Trailblazers while mostly shooting with his left hand. Because why not?
David Tanklefsky
vice sports q&a

Vice Sports Q&A: Bill Walton

The inimitable television analyst and basketball legend talks UCLA, injuries, John Wooden, broadcasting, overcoming a severe stutter and debilitating back pain, and his son Luke coaching the Golden State Warriors.
Larry Burnett
great moments in sports history

A Brief History of the Time Kenny Rogers Pump-Faked Michael Jordan Out of the Gym

Talk about the Gambler! Or something?
David Matthews
new jersey

How to Get Rid of a Terrible Restaurant Customer

There’s a customer we call Underbite who lives in the neighborhood near Thirty Acres and rides a fold-up bicycle. I've kicked him out of my restaurant a number of times, but he continues to haunt me.
Kevin Pemoulie
Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson on Becoming Grandmama

LJ tells us that he was drawn to Converse by the star power of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, but ended up having to wear a dress after he signed a contact.
VICE Sports