Frustrated Larry Bird Storms the Court and Shows the Pacers How to Play “Tough” Basketball But is Rejected by Lebron James
A frustrated Larry Bird, upset with his team’s performance and lack of toughness, decided to take matters into his own hands by storming the court during the second quarter and demanding to be thrown the ball. A confused Danny Granger promptly passed him the ball after which Larry Bird drove to the basket for a layup. However, Lebron James, watching from a distance, ran up to the basket and blocked Bird’s attempted shot, sending both the basketball and Bird flying into the arena’s seats. Bird reportedly knocked over and/or seriously injured 24 fans, 43 beer cups, and 17 food items. Bird has released a statement that says that he will not reimburse anyone for the damages.