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Friday, April 22, 2022

Incredible Story of Larry Bird - High School Baseball Coach

In order to finish his college degree, Larry Bird was working at Ballinger’s school as a physical education student-teacher just weeks before becoming an NBA rookie. While doing so, Bird approached Ballinger about helping out with his team. As soon as they could find a uniform that fit his 6-foot-9 frame, “Larry Legend” was officially an assistant varsity baseball coach.

“As far as a lot of the technicalities of baseball, cutoff men and stuff, that was more Coach Ballinger. But the fly balls Larry would hit to the outfielders were Dave Kingman like. Sometimes he’d put them over the fence and into the tennis court,” said Bob Compton, who was a senior first baseman on the team coached by Bird.

Imagine Ja Morant in baseball pants hitting fungos to high school kids just days before his first NBA press conference. Talk about a viral TikTok.

“Larry would get on the tractor and mow the grass for me. He would help line the field too,” said Ballinger.


Friday, April 15, 2022

2022 NBA Playoffs thread

I estimate the NBA thread only had 10-12 years of content so we’re in reruns already.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: April 15, 2022 at 11:59 AM | 3731 comment(s)
  Beats: narratives, nba, off-topic, playoffs

Friday, October 15, 2021

NBA 2021-2022 Season Thread

I estimate there are maybe 10-12 Primates left on this site, and none of us want to post this thread.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: October 15, 2021 at 11:39 AM | 4178 comment(s)
  Beats: get me out of philly, nba, off top

Friday, May 21, 2021

NBA 2021 Playoffs+ thread

I estimate there are maybe 10-12 Primates left on this site, and they all post in the NBA thread.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: May 21, 2021 at 01:07 PM | 4930 comment(s)
  Beats: clutch, narratives, nba, off topic, redemption

Friday, December 18, 2020

NBA 2020 Season kick-off thread

I estimate it would take 10-12 Primates to beat James Harden in a wing eating contest.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: December 18, 2020 at 02:28 PM | 3341 comment(s)
  Beats: best shape of his life, nba, off-topic

Monday, October 26, 2020

NBA Post-Bubble offseason thread

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA but we should have enough posters to fill out a mock draft regardless.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: October 26, 2020 at 07:08 PM | 2312 comment(s)
  Beats: mock draft, nba, off-topic

Thursday, September 26, 2019

OT - NBA thread (pre-season)

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about baseball, and this thread is the only thing keeping this site alive.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: September 26, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 762 comment(s)
  Beats: basketball, nba, off-topic

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

OT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, and this one only cares about the NBA thread and the Cubs so I have no idea what the rest of the website cares about.

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: April 16, 2019 at 02:18 PM | 6831 comment(s)
  Beats: basketball, nba, off-topic

Friday, October 05, 2018

OT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, none of whom knew the old thread would get closed, thus detracting from what this site is really about: the baseball playoffs, maybe?

Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: October 05, 2018 at 03:43 PM | 6856 comment(s)
  Beats: basketball, nba, off-topic

 

 

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