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It turns out Larry Bird was very good at basketball in 1984, according to a recently unearthed New York Knicks scouting report of the 1983-84 Boston Celtics.

By Extra Mustard
January 26, 2015

It turns out Larry Bird was very good at basketball in 1984, according to a recently unearthed New York Knicks scouting report of the 1983-84 Boston Celtics.

Sean Grande, who is the radio play-by-play voice of the Celtics, dug this treasure up on Monday and it is endlessly entertaining.

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The rest of that year's Celtics team were no slouches either, with Kevin McHale ("Excellent turnaround J"), Robert Parish ("Excellent Shot-Blecker"), Danny Ainge ("Outstanding quickness") and Cedric Maxwell ("Excellent low-post player") all getting glowing reviews from the Knicks scouts.

It seems all that advance work paid off a little, as the Knicks were able to split the season series with the Celtics 3-3. New York eventually fell to Boston in a seven-game series in the playoffs as the Celtics worked their way to yet another NBA title.

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