Bird Stepping Down Due to Back Issues?
Over the past year, we had a few conversations about what he (Larry Bird) might do. One day, he would sound like he was staying. Another day, he would sound like a goner. But the one thing he would always bring up was the pain he was feeling in his eternally balky back, the fact it was so difficult to sit for hours on end and watch tape or sit in a gym and watch prospects.
Unless there’s a back story with which we’re completely unfamiliar, this sounds like a health or quality-of-life issue at its core.
And it’s a shame, because Bird — yes, along with (David) Morway — brought this team back to life and made pro basketball relevant again in Indianapolis.