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Classic Larry Bird postgame interview vs. the New Jersey Nets in 1988
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The story goes that after winning the 3-Point Contest in both 1986 and 1987, Larry Bird strolled into the locker room ahead of the 1988 event and asked everyone there "who's playing for second?"
In the end, it was Dale Ellis who took the runner-up spot as Bird shook off a rocky start to complete the three-peat.
Bird had 15 to beat in the final round, with only seven points from his first three racks and with just 25 seconds on the clock.
Then, in typical Larry Legend fashion, he proceeded to hit eight of his last 10 shots, including both money balls to earn 17 points and the trophy. If that wasn't enough, he even walked off with his finger in the air whilst his winning shot was still arcing towards the basket.
Just glorious. The fact that he didn't even bother to take off his warm-up jacket? Even better.