“Holy Hell”: Fans Go Berserk As Michael Jordan’s Picture With Drunk Larry Bird Re-Emerges

Published 09/20/2021, 12:12 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO – OCTOBER 10: U.S. Team assistant Michael Jordan watches the action on #15 during the third round morning foursome matches for The Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Club on October 10, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)


Many regard six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan as the greatest of all time. The 1990s and 2000s era boasted some of the greats of the game. Another great of the game, Larry Bird, shared a lot of moments with Jordan on and off the court. Bird and Jordan were rivals on the court whenever they faced each other and friends off the court.

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Larry Bird and Jordan spent a lot of time off the court and even were part of the ‘Dream Team’ of the 1992 Olympics. In fact, the duo faced each other as rivals even after Bird’s retirement. He was the coach of Indiana Pacers, who were beaten by Jordan’s Bulls in 1998.

But the duo has maintained a great relationship after retirement. A picture of them chilling together has resurfaced, and NBA Twitter can’t stop talking about it.

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NBA Twitter reacts to Michael Jordan and Bird’s old picture

An old picture of Michael Jordan and Larry Bird has resurfaced on Twitter. Jordan is seen playing ping pong and Larry Bird is drinking in the background.

The picture is hilarious, as Jordan seems very concentrated on the game, and Larry Bird looks drunk. Fans have had some hilarious responses to the picture. Some felt that Jordan had a bet over a game of ping pong; some have reacted to the folded jeans Jordan is wearing.

 

Larry Bird and Michael Jordan played each other on several occasions. The Celtics were the most dominant forces in the early 1990s and defeated the Bulls many times. Later, the Bulls became the best team in the NBA and won three-peat by overcoming Bird’s Celtics.

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But despite the rivalry, the two had a fantastic relationship. When Bird retired, Jordan made it clear that he won’t be missed as he had been on the winning side against the Bulls many times.

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The two have been involved in trash-talking many times. Bird retired as one of the best in that game, and after his retirement, Jordan took over as trash-talk king of the NBA.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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