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A front-row seat to greatness

'Sports dad' recalls how Larry Bird's arrival changed everything

Updated: August 18, 2011, 2:24 PM ET
By Bill Simmons Jr. | Special to ESPNBoston.com

ESPNBoston.com Mike Reiss remembers Larry Bird's toughness and work ethic  Watch

Editor's note: Bill Simmons Sr. -- the "sports dad" -- has had Celtics season tickets for 38 years and enjoyed a first-row seat through the amazing career of Larry Bird, one of the inaugural inductees in the ESPNBoston.com Hall of Fame. Alongside his son, ESPN.com's Bill Simmons, Simmons Sr. has witnessed the rise, fall and resurgence of the Celtics through the years, and maintains that ...

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