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Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

Magic, Bird team up for new book

NEW YORK (AP) Larry Bird doesn't understand what all the fuss was about. So what if LeBron James didn't shake hands with the Orlando Magic after his Cleveland Cavaliers lost in the Eastern Conference finals?

"When basketball is over you live the rest of your life, and you'll have plenty of time for that," Bird said of players being friends with their opponents.

The two Hall of Famers — their names forever linked — have now written a book together. "When the Game Was Ours," written with Jackie MacMullan, is due out Wednesday.

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