Only the tall die young, according to ex-Celtics Hall of Famer and Current Pacers President Larry Bird

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Larry’s old friend, ESPN’s Jackie McMullen, from their days in Boston, has the quote of a lifetime from Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird.

From ESPN’s True Hoop:

“I tell my wife all the time, ‘You don’t see many 7-footers walking around at the age of 75,’” says Bird, who’s 6-foot-9. “She hates it when I say that. I know there are a few of us who live a long time, but most of us big guys don’t seem to last too long. I’m not lying awake at night thinking about it. If it goes, it goes.”

Source: TrueHoop Presents: Larry Bird believes he will die young. Is he right?