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MarkPacers 12-04-2012 07:36 PM

Saw Larry Bird's childhood basketball hoop today.
 
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In French Lick for work for a couple of days and thought I would share a photo. Drove by Larry Bird's boyhood home and snapped a picture of his basketball hoop... Or at least what's left of it. Being from Indiana, this has always been sort of a bucket list item for me, and I'm glad to be able to check it off. As you can see by the picture, the "court" is pretty humble. Just proves how hard work and determination will pay off in the long run.

Hardtimes2009 12-04-2012 07:37 PM

Nice......How much?

MarkPacers 12-04-2012 07:38 PM

damn wrong section lol. my bad

Valdorian 12-04-2012 07:41 PM

Still cool to see, thanks :D

cdeck22 12-04-2012 08:29 PM

yea still sick to see! thanks for the pic man

All American 12-04-2012 09:40 PM

Thats sweet to be able to be at the same place where a legend was born/ started his basketball career. Nice post man

Jin 12-04-2012 09:57 PM

That's actually amazing.

kentwaters 12-04-2012 10:52 PM

being only 2 hours from french lick, i am surprised i have never visited his home. i have been in the lick many times, but never made the visit to see where it all began. nice post

ronaldo943 12-04-2012 10:55 PM

You have to put price... :D

37Jetson 12-04-2012 10:56 PM

Nice piece of Basketball History. It is hard to believe that the Hick from French Lick was made in that driveway. I will never forget the Larry Bird versus Magic Johnson NCAA Final and how Larry Bird made a team out of a bunch of also ran Indiana State Players.

DeRozan#1Fan 12-04-2012 11:31 PM

That is a cool pic. I'm surprised this backboard is not in a museum.

dbird3312 12-05-2012 12:06 AM

very cool. thanks for sharing!

MarkPacers 12-05-2012 12:29 AM

[QUOTE=DeRozan#1Fan;3756257]That is a cool pic. I'm surprised this backboard is not in a museum.[/QUOTE]

I am extremely tempted to knock on the door, American Pickers style, and offer them something for the backboard. But then again, it really is a nice piece of americana seeing as it has been undisturbed all these years. I would hate to rob that experience from anyone else who wants to see it.

Dwade Collector 12-05-2012 12:34 AM

Wow, thanks for sharing!!! really cool pic!!!


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