View Full Version : Bird's gambling problem

12-14-2005, 01:12 PM
The historic industry that fueled Larry Bird's famed hometown of French Lick was gambling – early-1900s, high-stakes casinos with grand mineral baths to draw the tourists to southern Indiana.

So maybe, deep in his genetic core (both enterprises were shuttered by Bird's youth), Larry found no problem with laying another Indiana Pacers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/ind/) season on the line, gambling once again that Ron Artest (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3339/) was what he said he was and not what he always turns out to be.

Whatever it was, Bird rolled the dice and lost. Artest, who destroyed one potential championship season and now may derail a second, has demanded a trade out of Indiana. On Monday, the Pacers said they would oblige, marking the official beginning of the end of a relationship that had gone too long with lopsided loyalty.


12-14-2005, 02:55 PM
hard to believe

12-14-2005, 05:25 PM
I would trade Artest to the WNBA and make him wear a skirt. :lol: