What if your brother was also the best basketball player on the planet? The pressure of being part of a family, not things, only increased the stakes.
The Celtics icon’s younger brother began playing high school ball when Hick, a French Lick native, was at the height of his power in Boston. The added attention of being the brother of such a famous player added additional consideration to which sport Eddie would go for and how well he played in it.
To hear the story of Bird’s brother growing up in the shadow of Larry Legend, check out the embedded clip below put together by the folks on Cogosthum’s YouTube channel.
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