Twitter & NBA’s Very Special Kind of Bird – Larry

It may come as a surprise to you that yes, even those of us who sit behind a desk all day at the best internet marketing company actually do read things other then excel and data sheets. I recently read an article about the relationship between Twitter & the NBA. It seems their relationship has taken a step further as news that Twitter and the NBA may now have one of the more prolific front-court duos in NBA history. We can safely throw them in with the likes of Magic & Kareem, Stockton to Malone, Bryant & Shaq, Jordan & Pippen, and now Larry Bird &…. Twitter?  News from an MSNBC story comes that the iconic blue twitter bird is named..Larry the Bird;

“Larry the Bird is named after former NBA basketball player Larry Bird of Boston Celtics fame.

This detail was confirmed when Peter Stringer — the Boston Celtic’s director of interactive media — asked Twitter co-founder Biz Stone about it in Aug. 2011.”

As big name superstars such as Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant have taken to the internet marketing social media spotlight, Twitter remains the premium outlet for celebrities to voice their opinions.

But now it is official, twitters logo is named after the greatest Bird of all time, Larry Bird. Whether you have a twitter account or not, everyone can recognize this blue little bird – and now it has an even deeper meaning to all sport fanatic twitter fans.


The best part of this story is the ironic nature between the two. Here we have a legend; one of the best all-around basketball players in Larry Bird yet he ultimately shuns attention and stays out of social media. Then there is that cute little blue bird now known to the world as Larry the Bird, who sends millions and millions of tweets every day. Maybe this will finally entice the basketball great to become part of the social loop. But then again we are talking about one of the most humble, well-spoken greats to ever play the game.

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