Jerry Garcia "In a media world of stunt guitarists shrieking banal nothings in our ears, he was practically Shakespeare."--The San Francisco Examiner

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February 6, 2002

(excerpt from) USA Today Interview with Larry Bird


Santa Fe, New Mexico : Hello Larry, What effect did the addition of a marquee player like Bill Walton have on you as a player and the Celtics as a team? Also, I recall seeing you and Bill at a Grateful Dead concert in Worcester, MA... What did you think of Jerry Garcia?

Larry Bird: Jerry Garcia was the Michael Jordan of musicians.

I knew that if we got Bill Walton healthy and in a Celtics uniform we'd win the championship. I always respected his game.


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