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It’s Pronounced CEASE-sting
An Indiana basketball star who stayed at an in-state school and graduated in 1979 sounds like a description of Larry Bird, but it also applied to Jerry Sichting. Sichting’s Purdue team beat Bird’s Indiana State club in 1976, but the Boilermakers lost to the Sycamores in 1977 and 1978. Acquired in 1985 by the Celtics […]
Never Cease-Sting
Jerry Sichting knew he wasn’t going to be the starter he was for the Indiana Pacers when he landed in Boston just before the 1985-86 season. Coming to a winning franchise has a way of making people forget about their own statistics and focus on winning. After one memorable performance, the backup guard said, “You’re […]
Watch: Bird Bests the Bad Boys
Larry Bird and the Celtics weren’t going to be intimidated by the “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons. Watch what happened after notorious Pistons center Bill Laimbeer tackled Bird in the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals!