Wednesday, June 09, 2004

But Some Of His Best Friends Are White People

Basketball great Larry Bird had this to say about race in the NBA:

"I think so," he said. "You know when I played, you had me and Kevin (McHale) and some others throughout the league. I think it's good for a fan base because as we all know, the majority of fans are white America. And if you just had a couple of white guys in there, you might get them a little excited. But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever. I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American."

Bird also said he felt insulted during his playing days when he was guarded by a white player. He remembers telling them, "You got no chance."

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