Things got interesting at the end of an Indiana Pacers practice this week.
Apparently a situation was set up for Bird to take a free throw with everyone watching. If he missed it, all of the coaches would have to run sprints.
What it all unfold:
At practice, if Larry Bird misses a free throw, all the coaches run sprints. 😳 https://t.co/vkUh1Cx1B4
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 14, 2017
Bird was one of the most clutch players in the history of not just the NBA, but western civilization, so this is either a tremendous surprise or Bird missed on purpose. Bird is known for having a pretty good sense of humor so he really might have wanted to just see all oft he coaches run.
Bird stepped down as president of the Pacers this summer, allowing Kevin Pritchard to take over the position. This is a new era of sorts for the Pacers after trading Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now it’s Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner as the brightest players for their future.
Bird won’t be as big of a part of it as he once was, but he clearly still has a presence with the franchise he once coached to the NBA Finals back in the 1999-2000 season.