Originally Posted by 9erempiree
They did hate him for diving. Go
try and do that at the playground and see what happens. This is on a pro level and Bird should not try and hurt others.
There was a reason why Erving whooped his ass.
lol! It's cuz Bird was destroying him that game and was talking trash.
Bird scored 27 points in the first half. And in the the 3rd quarter, Bird hit 5/6 shots, and the 76ers were getting really pissed off that they were getting beat to by their rivals, so they did a bunch of hard fouls and the game got a little physical. Both the Celts and the 76ers pushed, elbowed and fouled each other more often as the game went on. Dr. J had a tough time scoring that game too.
A play or before they fought, you can hear Bird talking to Dr.J. Bird really wanted to post up Dr. J, and he got the ball. He was saying something (out loud too) like "Just you and me, Doc! Just you and me!" The team cleared out for an iso, and Bird backed him down to try to score. So it build up throughout the game.
When Dr. J fouled Bird, he thought Bird was going to hit him because of the way he was approaching him. It kind'a looked like that way too. So, Dr. J just started to pull the first punches.