Tattooed Larry Bird mural in Indiana has NBA legend crying foul
Fox News - Thu 22 Aug 15:29 GMT

Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird is a legend in the state of Indiana and a mural painted on the side of a multi-family residence has the three-time NBA champion crying foul.

  Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird is a legend in the state of Indiana and a mural painted on the side of a multi-family residence has the three-time NBA champion crying foul.

  The mural, created by artist Jules Mack, is a replica of Bird’s appearance on a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover.

  While Bird appreciates the mural, he was not a fan of the tattoos the artist painted on his body.

  NBA'S STEPH CURRY HELPS HOWARD U. START DIVISION I GOLF TEAM Bird “needs to protect” his brand and “doesn’t want to be seen as a tattooed guy,” said Gary Sallee, the former Indiana Pacers executive’s attorney.

  A mural of former NBA star Larry Bird is seen on the side of a multi-family residence in Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Indianapolis.

  Bird's attorney, Gary Sallee, says the former Indiana Pacers executive "needs to protect" his brand and "doesn't want to be seen as a tattooed guy."

  The mural is a replica of Bird's appearance on a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover when he played college ball for Indiana State.