LISTEN: Iconic Celtics announcer Johnny Most calling Boston legend Larry Bird’s debut NBA game

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The same game on October 12, 1979 saw the debut of the 3-point shot in NBA history and the first game of iconic Boston Celtics small forward Larry Bird, among the greatest to ever play the game.

So much so that Chris Ford’s historic shot is more of an asterisk to the debut contest played by Bird that day. And while we unfortunately do not have more than some clips culled from the game in its entirety to look back on, we do have the entire audio play-by-play of legendary Celtics broadcaster Johnny Most detailing the action of both historic events happening in an otherwise unremarkable season-opening contest.

Listen to the Hick From French Lick (as Bird was sometimes called) score 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists in 28 minutes of play via the video embedded below, courtesy of YouTuber “Larry Legend Full Games”.

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