Indiana Pacers’ president and NBA legend Larry Bird may not be suiting up on the court any more, but he still gets very into the games. Bird’s angry faces when things aren’t going well for his team have become quite the meme over the years, and that was particularly true following LeBron James’ breakaway dunk in the Pacers’ Game Two clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday. (Which didn’t go well; the Cavs led 96-78 at the end of the third quarter, and while the Pacers closed the gap in the fourth, Cleveland still won 116-111 in the end.) Here’s a clip of the dunk in question and Bird’s reaction:
Larry Bird about to suit up ?pic.twitter.com/XW6epQEgnr
— IG: ssrojo (@ssrojo) April 18, 2017
Here’s a better look at Bird’s reaction alone:
Larry Bird is not amused. pic.twitter.com/drqIk3KouM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 18, 2017
And some of the best jokes about him:
Larry Bird perpetually looks like he's being told kids are dying their hair nowadays and can't drive stick shift
— Dan Carson (@TheDoctorCarson) April 17, 2017
Guaranteed that Larry Bird checks himself into the game after halftime wearing tiny shorts and oversized high-tops
— Jonny Loquasto (@JQuasto) April 18, 2017
Lance is only passing to one pacer…Larry Bird.
— Jacoby (@djacoby) April 17, 2017
Bird also got attention for another shot of him:
LARRY BIRD IS EATING HIMSELF pic.twitter.com/FS1CxfzBjM
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) April 18, 2017
Which created more jokes:
Larry Bird thinks this is a real nail biter.
— Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) April 18, 2017
This might have been the best one, though.
Larry Bird looks like Sam the Eagle from the Muppets pic.twitter.com/j22dleYQ8C
— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) April 17, 2017
It’s true: Sam the Eagle is an angry Bird.