WATCH: Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird’s All-Star Weekend 3-point contest wins

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It probably should come as no surprise that a player who was on the court — making his NBA debut, no less — for the very first official 3-pointer in league history was particularly good at hitting treys.

But legendary Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird was a stone-cold assassin from beyond the arc, as he demonstrated more than once in the NBA’s 3-point shooting contest during the annual proceedings of All-Star weekend. The Hick From French Lick would drain one after another, never lacking confidence in his shot and rarely accuracy. While the dunk contest might have been the sexier contest in the very first such 3-point shootout in 1986, Bird had his eyes on the $10,000 prize — and of course, won it.

To catch some of that historic event as well his other two wins in that event, check out the video short from CLNS Media embedded below.

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