A few years ago in college I found a life size cardboard stand-up of Larry Bird in the attic of a condo I'd just moved into. All I knew was it was that "bird guy," but I've always held onto it and invited him into the living room for party nights from time to time.
I don't watch much basketball, though I'd obviously still heard of these guys growing up. I sat down and watched this with my dad one night and loved it. The story of the complex relationship that developed between two VERY different men (three if you include Earvin and his alter-ego!) made for a compelling documentary--funny, incredibly interesting, and sometimes a bit sad. I would definitely watch it more than once, highly recommended even if you're not necessarily a fan of the sport. I'm glad I held onto Larry because he means even more to me now!
When I heard about this documentary I immediately set the TiVo TCD652160 HD Digital Video Recorder to record it. I got around to watching the documentary and was hooked from the start. The film does a great job of focusing on Magic and Bird and then tying their stories together. It is amazing to see how they fueled each other. I truly believe if not for Bird, Magic would not have reached the heights he did and vice versa. These two people are polar opposites and at the same time the best of friends. The awesome aspect of this whole story is that they wanted to hate each other but just couldn't. The film speaks to their character and is a masterfully constructed documentary that dissects two of the most interesting people in basketball history. I challenge anyone to not cry during this film. It is a work of art and will be viewed for years to come.
I saw this few months ago on TV and was blown away just how well this was done. This a great story about two incredible legends and their rivalry. What impressed me the most was the bond of friendship and respect they eventually developed between themselves over the years.
My travels took my wife and I from Cincinnati to Indy to watch Larry Bird and the Celtics play in the mid-1980. It is great to get the perspective from these guys of that time and how these "old warriors" have come full circle to becoming good friends. Excellant show!!!