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Larry Bird has disappeared (to most of the world)

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07:08 AM ET 05.28 | In this, one of Indiana's finest hours, the man who put the Pacers together has gone fishing. Or maybe he's tinkering about at the main house. It shouldn't surprise you that he lives in one of the least densely populated counties in the state. He is incommunicado with all but a few people, the way Greta Garbo used to be, the way Howard Hughes used to be. ... Larry Bird stays away. He is a rumor, a whisper, accessible only to a handful of media people he knows and trusts, like the great Jackie MacMullen, with whom he wrote a couple of books and that he got to know in Boston. He is available, of course, with his close circle of friends and family. But to most of the world, he has disappeared.

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May 28, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Still my favorite player of all-time !

May 28, 2013  08:26 AM ET

I thought he retired from the Pacers? There's nothing that Bird can do to help the Pacers right now... Just bring on the Heat vs Spurs finals already!

May 28, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Truly a legend

May 28, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Still my favorite player of all-time !

He is one of my all time favorites!! I still remember when he was a senior at Indianna state and they ask him what pro team he wanted to draft him, he said: "makes me no never mind :-)

May 28, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Who cares?

May 28, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Who cares?

LOL, you do, or else you wouldn't have took the time to comment!!!! :-)

May 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

LOL, you do, or else you wouldn't have took the time to comment!!!! :-)

Dude, "Who cares?" is barely a comment. The only reason I wrote "Who Cares?" is because "Who" wouldn't have made any sense.

May 28, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Larry Bird >>> Lebron James

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May 28, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Dude, "Who cares?" is barely a comment. The only reason I wrote "Who Cares?" is because "Who" wouldn't have made any sense.

LOL, whatever!!!! You still made a "second" comment, so you do care, my friend!!! :-)

May 28, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I thought he retired from the Pacers? There's nothing that Bird can do to help the Pacers right now... Just bring on the Heat vs Spurs finals already!

Umm, in order for that to happen, they have to beat the Pacers first!

May 28, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Umm, in order for that to happen, they have to beat the Pacers first!

Pacers are done! They just went into their fetal position just like last year...

May 28, 2013  10:23 AM ET

My favorite Bird moment? When Dr. J put the chokehold on him. Just kidding. Tip my hat to the dude. He's done it all. If you haven't read the book "When The Game Was Ours" about Bird and Magic it's a must read. Probably the best sports book I've ever read.

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May 28, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

he is like timmy-no need to be in the spotlight.some people enjoy the quiet life

I would LOVE for Timmy to win another ring and go away to retirement in glory. Would be a perfect closure to a phenomenal career and an even better human being.

May 28, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

he is like timmy-no need to be in the spotlight.some people enjoy the quiet life

THIS....

May 28, 2013  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

LOL, whatever!!!! You still made a "second" comment, so you do care, my friend!!! :-)

I DON'T care about Larry Bird, but I DO care about you.

May 28, 2013  05:01 PM ET

Apparently he's even disappeared from this photo. ^^^

May 28, 2013  08:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

If you haven't read the book "When The Game Was Ours" about Bird and Magic it's a must read. Probably the best sports book I've ever read.

Great book!!!! Magic and Bird made the NBA what it is today!!!

 
May 28, 2013  08:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I DON'T care about Larry Bird, but I DO care about you.

Thanks!!! :-)

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