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NBA superstars at age 35 • Michael Jordan: retired • Larry Bird: limited to 45 games (retired at end of season) • Shaquille O’Neal: 13.6 PPG, traded to Phoenix • Wilt Chamberlain: 14.8 PPG (lowest in career to that point) • LeBron James: headed to 9th NBA Finals in 10 years
Before the 1988 3-Point Contest, Larry Bird asked everyone competing, “Who’s coming in second?“ Bird won in his warm-up jacket and celebrated before the last ball went in. Happy birthday to Larry Legend.
In 1986, Larry Bird decided to play left-handed against the Blazers and “save his right hand” for the Lakers two nights later. He finished with: ◽️ 47 PTS, 14 REB, 11 AST ◽️ 10 of 21 FG made lefty That was a bad man. (via @NBAHistory )
Devin Booker has not been selected to the All-Star Game. The only other players in NBA history to average 27 PPG and 6 APG on 50% shooting in a season are LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Steph Curry and Oscar Robertson.