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    Thank you for posting this. I had forgotten all about the Frosted Mini Wheats cereal box. I went on Ebay just now and purchased it. I have the 2 Wheaties boxes on display in my room and now I can add this one.
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    WTH?

    How does this advance the cause of getting Jim O'Brien fired? Don't you know that is our only goal here?

    Just messing with you.

    Nice find.


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    WTH?

    How does this advance the cause of getting Jim O'Brien fired? Don't you know that is our only goal here?

    Just messing with you.

    Nice find.
    It will advance the firing of Jim, by showing Bird his old photos and how nice and full his hair was

    Post Jim O'Brien, its become thinner and grayer

    Start the clock Bird
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    Thanks for posting. Some good photos in there. Larry has put on some weight towards the end of those photos.

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    Makes me proud to have a guy like him as our team's president.

    He's done very well rebuilding a team with players who had no pride in playing to a young team with a lot of potential.

    Just hope he can bring in a good coach.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Lol...I first read "Rare photos of Larry's Bird"...

    nice find
    Thank you Jeff.

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    I thought it was the stash of photos JOB has been hiding.
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    I thought it was the stash of photos JOB has been hiding.
    I had to get my parents permission to download those

    they were unavailable

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    At least he's not naked on his bed with nothing on but a pair of Crocs...

    That picture with JO is hilarious, JO was so young and promising with incredibly healthy knees.
    Already stoked for 2013-2014.

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    I didn't realize Larry was part chimp. Look at pic 12. His right arm looks like it is a monkey's.

    good find

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    pretty amazing how salaries have changed. bird signs a 5 year 3.25 million contract as a rookie. i remember hearing a while ago after that contract, he and magic were tied for 2nd highest in the league behind kareem's 2.5 mil- they were pulling in 1.8 mil a year. even adjusted for inflation, that is chicken feed today. of course when bird and magic joined the league, it was pretty close to collapse or so i heard. however, they were definitely making big bucks for the league by then.
    the whole out of control spending began when larry johnson signed that 12 year 84 million extension package with charlotte around '94' i think. and that seems pretty damn small today.

    but looking at picture 18 makes me wish they still made those converse weapons. i'd get me a pair of those.
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    pretty amazing how salaries have changed. bird signs a 5 year 3.25 million contract as a rookie. i remember hearing a while ago after that contract, he and magic were tied for 2nd highest in the league behind kareem's 2.5 mil- they were pulling in 1.8 mil a year. even adjusted for inflation, that is chicken feed today. of course when bird and magic joined the league, it was pretty close to collapse or so i heard. however, they were definitely making big bucks for the league by then.
    the whole out of control spending began when larry johnson signed that 12 year 84 million extension package with charlotte around '94' i think. and that seems pretty damn small today.

    but looking at picture 18 makes me wish they still made those converse weapons. i'd get me a pair of those.
    no doubt son!!

    Take me back. You had the purple and gold magic ones, the green and white bird ones, etc.
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    There's barely enough room in the universe for all the awesome shown in this picture.


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    pretty amazing how salaries have changed. bird signs a 5 year 3.25 million contract as a rookie. i remember hearing a while ago after that contract, he and magic were tied for 2nd highest in the league behind kareem's 2.5 mil- they were pulling in 1.8 mil a year. even adjusted for inflation, that is chicken feed today. of course when bird and magic joined the league, it was pretty close to collapse or so i heard. however, they were definitely making big bucks for the league by then.
    the whole out of control spending began when larry johnson signed that 12 year 84 million extension package with charlotte around '94' i think. and that seems pretty damn small today.

    but looking at picture 18 makes me wish they still made those converse weapons. i'd get me a pair of those.
    I remember playing in a basketball game in the seventh grade wearing my dad's Weapons that he had kept from playing in a work/rec league. I wore a size 7 or 8 at the time and the Weapons were a size 10. I remember wearing two or three pairs of socks and the things were still slipping all over my feet, not to mention those shoes were heavy as hell. I thought I had brought my other shoes to change into at halftime, but of course I forgot them. I still remember I scored 30 points in that game, but missed a three at the buzzer that would have won the game and given me 33 points (my favorite number). After the game I put the shoes back in my dad's closet and never tried that again.
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    pretty amazing how salaries have changed. bird signs a 5 year 3.25 million contract as a rookie. i remember hearing a while ago after that contract, he and magic were tied for 2nd highest in the league behind kareem's 2.5 mil- they were pulling in 1.8 mil a year. even adjusted for inflation, that is chicken feed today. of course when bird and magic joined the league, it was pretty close to collapse or so i heard. however, they were definitely making big bucks for the league by then.
    the whole out of control spending began when larry johnson signed that 12 year 84 million extension package with charlotte around '94' i think. and that seems pretty damn small today.

    but looking at picture 18 makes me wish they still made those converse weapons. i'd get me a pair of those.

    They still make 'em. I have a pair in my closet from last year.

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    pretty cool little photo album. Bird was never real good looking, but age has not been real kind either..
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    Oh my gosh! Look at Larry's sideburns! This answers everything! JOB is Borg, and Larry's assimilation is almost complete!

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    Holy crap! The shorts in the first picture are AWESOME!!
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    Well there's the awkward photo of him with Isiah as head coach still.
    "It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."

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    I actually have a team photo of Bird from the '77 '78 season with Richard Johnson, Carl Nix, Brad Miley, Dan Rutledge and others. No airbrush there, just a bad pic.

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    God bless the man for all he did on a basketball court and for what he's done with our team. Larry Legend, one of the greatest of all the times!!!


    He actually kinda reminds me of Robert Englund (aka Freddy Krueger)

    Anyone else see the similarities or am I just crazy?





    I will say that growing old has been much better to Englund than Bird. Larry has grown to look like an old woman.
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