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Larry Bird says the Pacers played ‘S-O-F-T’ in Game 5

The Pacers got smacked (literally) by the Heat in Game 5 on Tuesday, and Larry Bird was far from pleased about it. After witnessing the effort the Pacers displayed in their 32-point evisceration, the NBA’s Executive of the Year felt he needed to call his team O-U-T.

Here’s what the typically reticent Bird said according to the Indy Star’s Mike Wells, sponsored by Scripps:

“I can’t believe my team went soft. S-O-F-T. I’m disappointed. I never thought it would happen.”

In fairness to the Pacers, they were taking shots to the face and elbows to the throat. Kind of unfair to call anybody who has to go through that “soft.” But if Larry Bird, one of the grittiest players to ever play the game, calls you soft, guess what? You probably did play soft.

Photo: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE


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