Mar 9, 2010; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana basketball legend Larry Bird from French Lick, Indiana, former NBA great with the Boston Celtics, and current president of the Indiana Pacers poses for a photo at Conseco Fieldhouse to commemorate 100 years of Indiana High School Basketball Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Headlines: Larry Bird Retires, and Ochocinco Promises to "be a Problem'' for Roger Goodell


 

 

 

The NBA legend that is Larry Bird has decided to call it quits as president of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. The hall-of-famer is reportedly dealing with health issues, and will likely take a year off from anything basketball related before deciding if he wants to return to any sort of front-office position. This all comes after Bird was named NBA Executive of the Year for helping build the Pacers into a playoff contender that earned a #3 seed, made it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals before bowing out to the eventual NBA champion Miami Heat in 6 games.

Bird started at both forward spots for thirteen seasons during his hall-of-fame career with the Boston Celtics, in which he  as a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league’s MVP three times while leading the Celtics to 3 NBA championships. He finished his career with  21,791 points (24.3 ppg) 5,695 assists (6.3 apg) and 8,974 rebounds (10.0 rpg).

 

When Chad Ochocinco was in the prime of his career, he routinely would have a TD celebration that would result in some level of a fine from the NFL. Chad has found it harder to get into the endzone as the years have gone on, but he believes he can get back to the old Chad and sent a message to Roger Goodell yesterday expressing just that:

Maybe Chad should worry more about securing a roster spot before he worries about spending money he’s not guaranteed to even make this season.

 

Former Ohio State QB Troy Smith has been cut by Steelers, and now his NFL days may be numbered.

 

Roger Staubach believes Tony Romo deserves more respect from Cowboys fans

 

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