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Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell unveils his biggest Larry Bird regret

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The long-standing feud between former Boston Celtics teammates Cedric Maxwell and Larry Bird is well-documented. Reports state that there was envy on Maxwell’s end as Bird rose to fame, which eventually resulted to the former getting traded in 1985.

Now, as it turns out, they were never able to hash things out — something that Maxwell himself regrets to this day.

The Celtics legend made an appearance on the Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast, during which he opened up about his desire to make amends.

“That would be the only regret,” Cedric Maxwell said of his relationship with Larry Bird, via of Bobby Manning of Celtics Blog. “Is that I don’t have the relationship where I can’t call him up and just holler at him. He was in the Boston Garden about two years ago for a game … he was in the back. I made a bee line back there, and I was like Larry Joe Bird, how’re you doing man? I went back there, shook his hand and said hello, but I would still like to somehow just sit down and break bread, and get that behind us.”

Maxwell has obviously put all of this behind him and is now willing to make things right with his former Celtics teammate. The two-time NBA champ and 1981 Finals MVP knows that he is no spring chicken, and that at this point in his life, he does not want to harbor any enemies.

“Imma call Larry Joe Bird,” the Celtics icon added. “Especially during this pandemic. I think the way it is now, you want to reach out and at least tell a guy how you feel. I don’t want to leave this Earth thinking that Larry thinks that he was a bad guy, or he thought I was a bad guy. We won together. We bonded together.”

Hopefully, Maxwell follows through on his intentions here sooner rather than later. There is so much hatred and animosity in the world today, and it’s only right that we all do our part in trying to make things right whenever and wherever we can.