Larry Bird is often the subject of many NBA stories and quotes when it comes to being confident and dedicated.
However, confidence can't even describe what Bird had in his ability, the man was out to embarrass the opponent, and he thought he could go out there and do it every night.
Luckily for him, he could.
No other player in the history of the NBA would have lasted with a mouth like his.
Bird has partaken in some of the most intense moments in trash talk history.
Here are a few of Bird's most famous moments:
Before the first ever three-point shooting contest in 1986, Bird walked into the locker room and just looked around for a while without saying a word. Once he finally had the entire room's attention he broke the silence and said, "I'm just looking around to see who's gonna finish in second."
On a Christmas day game against the Pacers, Bird told Chuck Person before the game that he had a Christmas present waiting for him. During the game, Person was sitting on the bench right near the baseline, Bird dribbled towards him, shot a three directly in front of him, and as soon as he released the ball, he turned to Person and said, "Merry F*%&ing Christmas!"
And then the ball went in.
Late in a tied game against the SuperSonics, Xavier McDaniel was covering Larry Bird. During a timeout Bird told McDaniel exactly where he would hit the game-winning shot. Bird then got the ball, dribbled right to the spot, paused, shot and swished it with two seconds left on the clock. Bird then said to McDaniel, "I didn't mean to leave two seconds on the clock."
Larry Bird was a menace on the court, and stories like these prove it.