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NBA - Larry Bird, A Basketball Legend (25th Anniversary Edition)
NBA - Larry Bird A Basketball Legend
25th Anniversary Edition
Actors: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
Genres: Sports
NR     2004

The complete DVD guide to Bird watching. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Larry Bird stepping foot on the parquet floors of Boston Garden with this 2-disc special edition DVD set that chronicles the "Cinderella" journey o...  more »


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Actors: Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Basketball
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/02/2004
Release Year: 2004
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Larry Legend!!
V. Pinette | Nashua, NH | 11/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"New to the release is 3 of Bird's greatest games in entirity:

Celtics vs. Hawks '85 regular season game (Bird scores career high 60 points)

Celtics vs. Hawks '88 East. Conf. Semis Game 7 (Bird/Dominique duel)

Celtics vs. Trailblazers '92 regular season game (Bird scores 47 in double OT win)
Pretty good
Victor from Boston | Boston, MA United States | 12/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Bird Documentary included is actually from about 10 years ago. It has some nice highlights and last about an hour or so.

The three games included are in their entirety, as originally broadcast. I remember watching the game where he scored 60 against Atlanta, and it was great to watch it again. By the end of the game, as Bird continued to drain impossible three-pointers, the players on the Atlanta bench were giving each other high-fives!

And the game featuring the duel against Dominique (after Bird guaranteed victory) is probably the greatest example of two super-stars going head to head...ever. And it was a game seven, no less!

The set contains two double sided discs. So, you have to flip the discs to watch all the games. The packaging doesn't tell you that.

I love the idea of putting classic games on DVD (an idea I had a long, long time ago), but how about an new introduction or player commentary? I get the feeling the NBA didn't put too much effort or money into the packaging. All they did was put an old documentary and some old games onto discs. Still, the content is good, but I would like to see even more of Bird's greatest games (especially from the playoffs). I guess I can buy the "Celtics Dynasty" DVD for that.

Nice documentary but too short.
Franjo P. | Zagreb,CROATIA | 11/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a great Celtics fan from Eastern Europe. This was a great chance for me to see some of all-time games in full (also bought Boston Dynasty pack).

I was bitterly disappointed when I realized that this was edition was relised in 1991 and that there are just few interview footage inserted in almost 15 years old material.

Documentary ends somewhere in 1988 and there is nothing about back injury, Olympic games 1992 and the Dream Team, coaching of Indiana and the Coach of the Year Award.

I have bought by Amazon two of Larry's autobiographies and red them. In the film there is nothing about Larry's personal life, about his first marriage and daughter Carry and nothonh about his second wife.

OK there are 3 full games in this package what make this deal well worth of buying.
Not a Celts fan, but this made me a Larry fan!
Philip Tan-Gatue | Manila, Metro Manila Philippines | 09/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was never a fan of the Boston Celtics. I respected them, sure, but I could never see myself rooting for them.

That all changed when I first bought an NBA video entitled "Larry Bird, A Basketball Legend" way back in 1991. I had just bought the Magic Johnson one, and wanted to see his greatest rival. While I am slightly disappointed with the flow of the story and am somewhat uncomfortable with the monotonous narration of Daniel Stern (hence the 4 star rating), I can safely say that the video did what I did not think possible: turn me into a Larry Bird fan.

That was then. Fast forward to recent history. When I saw in Amazon that LBABL was being re-issued in DVD form, I jumped at the chance to get it. Of course, it helped a lot to have classic Larry games included!

The Pros: Nice game selection. The video itself was moving.
The Cons: Where was Game 5 of the 1991 Eastern First Round against Indiana? I think no game defined Larry more than that one. Also, remember the comments I made earlier..."