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Larry Bird: “I Could Never Imagine Myself Joining Another Team With Great Players” (Audio)
Back in the hay-day of the NBA, some players did join up in hopes of winning title, but social media either didn’t exist yet or was nowhere as popular as it is today, when every single move is criticized from the masses.
Former Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant shocked the world by taking his talents to a team that won 73 games and eliminated his squad in the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors.
Boston Celtics legend and current Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird decided to give his opinion on Kevin Durant’s defection to an already stacked Golden State Warriors squad.
“I know back in the day I couldn’t imagine going to the Lakers and playing with Magic Johnson,” Bird told Sirius XM NBA Radio on Friday, as transcribed by ProBasketballTalk’s Kurt Helin. “I’d rather try to beat him. But, you know, these guys are different and I understand a lot of it and it’s within the rules so they can do whatever they do.”
“I can remember years ago we were fighting, when I played, for free agency, you know, pure free agency so there’d be more movement,” Bird said. “But I could never imagine myself going and joining another team with great players because I had great players and I was in a great situation.”