“Rainbow, in the trainer’s Lap”: When Larry Bird Plays HORSE While Dropping 60 Points on the Atlanta Hawks

There are countless stories of Larry Bird’s trash talk. However, this one incident cemented his position as the most trash talker.

Larry Bird is a name that needs no introduction, his resume speaks for itself. A career that includes 3-time Mvp, 3-time NBA Champion, 12-time all-star NBA, NBA 50th Greatest & Hall of Fame leader, and the list goes on. It hardly looks like a one man’s story.

Behind Larry Bird’s illustrious career lies his trash talk. He often gets bored with his competition and uses trash talk to keep himself entertained and motivated. The myth of Larry’s trash talk lies in the percentage that he supports his words.

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One such case happened on March 12, 1985, when the Celtics played the Hawks. Bird says “Rainbow, in the trainer’s lap” as it comes down to the field, which means it will be number three and it will come from deep. Bird added, “Who wants it?”

No one was surprised that was exactly what came next. With 54 points scored, Bird received the ball right next to the Hawks’ bench. Bird dribbled a few times and hit a fading 3-pointer that landed in the coach’s lap on the Hawks’ bench.

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Doc Rivers had this to say about that night – “So it was exactly what he said, it was an accident but it was almost fate. They flashed onto our bench, Cliff Levingston and Eddie Johnson standing up to give each other high punches. It’s pretty awesome.”

Mike Fratello added – “We are trying to beat these guys. We don’t go to the movies to enjoy a performance. This is our competitor. I didn’t appreciate how they handled it. ”

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Scott Hastings added – “Mike was so angry, I think he fined each of those people $500.” Scot Wedman, one of Bird’s teammates, added – “I understand why they did that. It might not be fun or exciting if you’re on the same team, but if you know the game or play the game, you can’t help but be surprised at what Larry has done. ”

In short, Larry Bird played a game within the game and he played it very well. Whenever a player favors trash talk to the game, it adds hurt to the insult.

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