In 1979, Larry Joe Bird signed a five-year contract with the C's and became the highest paid rookie in basketball up to that point. He took it all in stride, saying, "No matter how good I am, I'm still just a hick from French Lick." Well, he might be the only hick to win three NBA Championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, an Olympic gold and net a coveted spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Pay homage.
With basketball buffs agreeing on countless superlatives from best shooter to best passer of all time and a résumé rife with accolades like back-to-back-to-back NBA Most Valuable Player awards, Larry Bird ranks as one of the greatest all-court players to have stepped on the hardwood.
Throughout Larry Bird’s 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, he led the team to three NBA Championships, along the way snagging two NBA Finals MVP awards and the honor AP Athlete of the Year. Bird’s sheer presence on the court brought out the best in his entire team, providing the sensation that magic was not only likely when he was in action, it was guaranteed. Look no further than one of his 50-40-90 games or late-game rallies like the one in the final quarter of game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals where he netted a cool 20 points to seal the Celtics’ series win over the Atlanta Hawks. Ultimately, what makes Bird legendary is what makes all champions so: he was most reliable when under the greatest pressure. Pay homage to a megastar among stars.
"Larry Bird just throws the ball in the air and God moves the basket underneath it," exclaimed Cleveland Cavaliers announcer Howie Chizek after Bird netted 60 points in a single game during the 1984-85 season, landing the franchise record.
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the colors of Navy and Red. It’s for lifting when your New England Revolution take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
Just because you’re not in the middle of all the stadium action, doesn’t mean you have to take a day off from repping the Navy and Red.
Whether you’re at your cousin’s wedding or grinding through the work week, sneak in your New England Revolution support with the ultimate athletic socks—because for you, every day is game day. Being a diehard never looked or felt so good. Glory, glory, Revolution!