Throwback Thursday: Larry Bird vs Michael Jordan - 1st Meeting Ever (video)

Michael Jordan's Bulls first opposed Larry Bird's Celtics in the NBA during his 1984-85 rookie season, but the two icons actually played each other once prior to that. It happened in the Summer before the NBA season when the U.S. national team matched up against a bunch of NBA stars to prep for the Olympics. Check out the above footage of the game via MerkinMuffly.

Also featured in the video are a handful of other former Celtics including Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Joe Kleine, Jerry Sichting and Jim Paxson.

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