It would have been a lot easier for them to just put the award in a box and send it out to Boston” – Larry Bird’s casual attire to accept his MVP trophy wasn’t appreciated by many

It would have been a lot easier for them to just put the award in a box and send it out to Boston” – Larry Bird’s casual attire to accept his MVP trophy wasn’t appreciated by many

While modern-day NBA fans have grown habitual of seeing players meticulously curate their fashion choices, whether arriving at the arena or attending public events, Larry Bird once made a statement for all the wrong reasons. On the evening, he was designated to accept his MVP award in 1984, and the expectation was for him to don one of his finest suits.

However, much to the surprise of many, the Indiana native arrived in his vocational attire – wearing a short-sleeved shirt and jeans, a choice that didn’t sit well with everyone.

Ever since he entered the league in 1980, Larry Legend consistently ranked among the top five MVP picks in his first four seasons. However, it was in the 1983-84 season that the 6’9” forward elevated his game to new heights. After posting career-best averages of (at that time) 24.2 points, 6.6 assists, and 10.1 rebounds per game, Bird not only showcased his individual brilliance but also led the Celtics to their second title in four years.

Though the league’s end-of-season awards lacked the grandeur of modern-day ceremonies, they were nonetheless significant, held at a banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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