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Shawn Marion and Pacers Meet

Shawn Marion and Pacers Meet

Dallas Mavericks/NBA(NEW YORK) — Shawn Marion met with the Indiana Pacers on Monday and had a face-to-face meeting with the team president, Larry Bird. The sit downs came after Bird urged the free-agent forward to play next year in Indianapolis after losing Paul George to a compound leg fracture.
Marion had been rumored to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and play with Lebron James, which is still a possibility. The Cavaliers however are restricted to only pay the big man a league minimum salary of $1.4 million per season while the Pacers will be granted a $5.3 million disabled player exemption due to George’s injury.
The All-Star forward has said he wants to play for a contender if he does wind up leaving the Dallas Mavericks, where he has spent the last five seasons. Last season, the 36-year-old averaged 10.4 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game.
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Larry Bird Returns to the Pacers

Larry Bird Returns to the Pacers

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images (INDIANAPOLIS) — After a year away from the team, Larry Bird will return to the Indiana Pacers as its team president of basketball operations, the Pacers announced Wednesday.
Before leaving the team last year, Bird held…

Pacers and Larry Bird Part Ways

Pacers and Larry Bird Part Ways

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Pacers and Larry Bird parted ways on Wednesday.
Owner Herb Simon confirmed the news Wednesday morning.  Bird said on Wednesday that his recent health issues were one of the main reasons for…

Lin Leads Four Players in Bird rights

Lin Leads Four Players in Bird rights

New York Knicks/NBA(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin along with teammate Steve Novak, the Portland Trail Blazers’ J.J. Hickson, and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chauncey Billups secured Bird rights and early Bird rights in a hearing between t…

Larry Bird Wins NBA Executive Of The Year Award

Larry Bird Wins NBA Executive Of The Year Award

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Sport (NEW YORK) — Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird was named the NBA’s Executive of the Year on Wednesday.  Bird becomes the first person in league history to win an MVP award, a Coach of the Year award and a…

LeBron James Takes Home Third MVP Title

LeBron James Takes Home Third MVP Title

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(MIAMI) — An emotional LeBron James stepped up to the podium to receive his third Most Valuable Player trophy on Saturday.
James has now won the last three out of four MVP crowns and stepped into elite company becoming just the…

LeBron Responds to Bird ‘Choosing’ Kobe

LeBron Responds to Bird ‘Choosing’ Kobe

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Boston Celtics star Larry Bird knows a thing or two about his name coming up in talks about being one of the greatest of all-time.
Bird played in an era when people debated if he was better than Los Angeles…

Paul Pierce Passes Bird for Second on Celtics’ All-time Scoring List

Paul Pierce Passes Bird for Second on Celtics’ All-time Scoring List

Boston Celtics/NBA(BOSTON) — Paul Pierce is etching his name into the Boston Celtics’ history book. On Tuesday, he passed Larry Bird for second on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list during the Celtics victory over the Charlotte Bobcats 94-84.
After th…

KG Comes Through for Celtics

KG Comes Through for Celtics

Boston Celtics/NBA(BOSTON) — The 35-year-old Kevin Garnett showed on Sunday that he’s still got that rookie hustle.
He scored 24 points — matching a season high — and ran up and down the court with no problems. The Celtics then went on to cruise pas…

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