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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James sends viral post about Larry Bird

Larry Bird is one of the greatest players in NBA history and spent his entire 13-year career with the Boston Celtics.

Recently, ThrowbackHoops released a Video of highlights from a 1985 game when Bird exploded against the Atlanta Hawks, scoring 60 points.

Via ThrowbackHoops: “Larry Bird scored 60 points for the Hawks! (1985)

60 points
7 REB
61% FW (22/36)
94% FT (15/16)”

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James reacted to the clip and his post had over 14,000 likes and 1.5 million impressions in less than 13 hours.

James wrote: “Man, just look at the Hawks bench at 1:30! Larry Legend was SOOOOOOOOO DAMN NICE! One of those 🐐's”

Bird is considered one of the 25 greatest players of all time and has won three MVP awards.

The three-time NBA champion averaged 24.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game in 897 regular season games, shooting 49.6% from the field and 37.6% from three-point range.

He also appeared in 164 NBA playoff games.

January 17, 1990; Orlando, FL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird (33) against the Orlando Magic at Orlando Arena. Mandatory Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports

January 17, 1990; Orlando, FL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird (33) against the Orlando Magic at Orlando Arena. Mandatory Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports / RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Bird retired after the 1992 season.

As for James, he just completed his 21st season in the NBA (and his sixth with the Los Angeles Lakers).

He averaged 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game in 71 games, shooting 54.0% of his field shots and 41.0% of his three-point shots.

At 39, he is still one of the 15 best players in the league.