Late in Tuesday morning’s news conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse someone asked Larry Bird if the Indiana Pacers would honor Paul George with a uniform patch during the 2014-15 season.
“A patch?” asked the Pacers president, slowly losing his struggle to maintain a serious facial expression. “He’s still alive.”
His reaction proved the comedic highlight, though the “Still alive” message resonated — albeit not in those words — throughout the 20-minute event in the statements of Bird and Pacers head coach Frank Vogel.
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