Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > NBA Forum

NBA Forum NBA Message Board - NBA Fan Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
insidehoops
Administrator
 
insidehoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,118
insidehoops has disabled reputation
Default Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan

... now that they're long finished playing against each other

Here's a video clip of Magic Johnson discussing it:

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=8136

What's your take on competitive hatred, and eventually getting over it?
insidehoops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
Eat Like A Bosh
Banned
 
Eat Like A Bosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Inside LeBron's head
Posts: 5,214
Eat Like A Bosh has a terrific reputationEat Like A Bosh has a terrific reputationEat Like A Bosh has a terrific reputationEat Like A Bosh has a terrific reputationEat Like A Bosh has a terrific reputationEat Like A Bosh has a terrific reputation
Default Re: Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan

And Bird was a huge Magic fan.

That's expected. Off the Court, those 2 are actually pretty close
Eat Like A Bosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #3
Pointguard
NBA rookie of the year
 
Pointguard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 6,837
Pointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterPointguard is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan

Quote:
Originally Posted by insidehoops
... now that they're long finished playing against each other

Here's a video clip of Magic Johnson discussing it:

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=8136

What's your take on competitive hatred, and eventually getting over it?

If you obsess over something you can't maintain the same emotion on it. Bird is the reason Magic built courts inside and outside his house to shoot on all day. One day Magic wakes up and he has a jumpshot and MVP's just rolling in. And then says wow, I love the game but I needed the hate thing too... look at where I'm at. Professionally Bird, a great contemporary, was Magic's motivation. Magic is the type of guy that appreciates all that helps form who he came out to be.
Pointguard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
get these NETS
you can't stop me
 
get these NETS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,702
get these NETS is a pretty well-respected posterget these NETS is a pretty well-respected posterget these NETS is a pretty well-respected posterget these NETS is a pretty well-respected poster
Default Re: Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan

Magic faced Bird on 4 occasions for all the marbles... and won 3 times.

Hitting the baby hook at the Garden and beating the Celtics that time doused whatever competitive hatred he might have had for Bird.
get these NETS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #5
DuMa
Canned
 
DuMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 32,335
DuMa has a terrific reputationDuMa has a terrific reputationDuMa has a terrific reputationDuMa has a terrific reputationDuMa has a terrific reputation
Default Re: Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan



one of my favorite moments
DuMa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #6
dirkdiggler41
(no Dirk homer)
 
dirkdiggler41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,388
dirkdiggler41 is popular on this boarddirkdiggler41 is popular on this boarddirkdiggler41 is popular on this boarddirkdiggler41 is popular on this boarddirkdiggler41 is popular on this board
Default Re: Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuMa


one of my favorite moments

What was this all about?
dirkdiggler41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 06:04 PM   #7
jlip
Good college starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Memphis
Posts: 3,145
jlip has an incredible reputation herejlip has an incredible reputation herejlip has an incredible reputation herejlip has an incredible reputation herejlip has an incredible reputation herejlip has an incredible reputation herejlip has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirkdiggler41
What was this all about?

It was Bird's retirement ceremony.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdCMU...elated#t=1m02s


BTW... In the OP video, Magic mentioned that they are working on a Broadway play about his and Bird's rivalry/ friendship. That's actually a play I would voluntarily go to without some female trying to get me to attend.
jlip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
DMV2
NBA All-star
 
DMV2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Job game Barry Horowitz
Posts: 9,316
DMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableDMV2 is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Magic Johnson is a Larry Bird fan

I think Magic said Bird, among players, was the most supportive of him when he announced he had HIV.

That's how much respect they had for each other.
DMV2 is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03 PM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy