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Larry Bird angered by his tattooed portrayal on Indiana mural

Larry Bird angered by his tattooed portrayal on Indiana mural

Larry Bird is a legend in his home state of Indiana.

But the former Boston Celtics star isn't happy with how that legend is depicted -- particularly in the state's capital.

According to The Indianapolis Star, Bird recently spotted a mural on a building in Indianapolis' Fountain Square that recreates his iconic 1977 Sports Illustrated cover photo from his Indiana State days, with one twist: He's covered in tattoos.

Bird -- who's tattoo-free -- apparently was not a fan of his mural's tattoos and requested his attorney take action to get them removed.

"Larry's position is he has elevated himself from where he began to where he is now through a lot of hard work," Bird's lawyer, Gary Sallee, told the Star. "He has developed a brand that is marketable and he needs to protect that brand. The mural, as originally painted, was a departure from that brand."

That has led to a back-and-forth between Bird's camp and the mural's artist, Jules Muck, who told the Star she "just wanted to have a little fun" with the painting.

It appears both sides have reached a compromise, though, with Muck agreeing to remove all of the tattoos from the painting except the "INDIANA" on Bird's left arm.

"She thought the tattooed Larry had value to Larry and his fans," Sallee added. "She understood why Larry didn’t think that."

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Celtics rookie Romeo Langford throws out first pitch at Portland Sea Dogs game

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Celtics rookie Romeo Langford throws out first pitch at Portland Sea Dogs game

The Portland Sea Dogs had a special guest for Tuesday night's game at Hadlock Field.

Boston Celtics rookie Romeo Langford was in the house to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The C's first-round pick's toss sailed just a bit outside, but it could've been much worse.

Watch below:

At least the Celtics won't have to worry about Langford leaving to pursue a baseball career.

Langford is part of an exciting young core in Boston and already has built a rapport with fellow C's rookies Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, and Tremont Waters this summer. It'll be fun to see how he and the rest of the young guns fit in on an intriguing team that's approaching the 2019-20 campaign with cautious optimism.

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Watch Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum star in 'NBA 2K20' MyCareer trailer

Watch Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum star in 'NBA 2K20' MyCareer trailer

Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum have been busy traveling with Team USA for the FIBA World Cup, but it looks like they found time this summer to work on their acting chops.

Both Boston Celtics stars appeared and had lines in the new trailer for the upcoming "NBA 2K20" video game's MyCareer mode. For those out of touch with the video game world, MyCareer is a story mode that allows players to build their own characters and work their way up through the NBA ranks in what essentially is a half-movie, half-gameplay experience.

This year's edition, titled "When The Lights Are The Brightest," was produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and features popular names such as Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson.

Watch the trailer below:

Along with the MyCareer trailer, Walker and Tatum also made appearances in the game's "Next Is Now" gameplay trailer earlier this month. Walker boasts an 88 overall rating in the game while Tatum has a rating of 85 he's none too pleased with.

Fans will be able to get their hands on "NBA 2K20" and try the impressive-looking MyCareer mode out for themselves on Sept. 6.

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