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After surpassing 3,000 points in his already illustrious collegiate career, Doug McDermott lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The image is inspired by a cover of Larry Bird, “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon,” from Nov. 28, 1977. (Lane Stewart, Al Tielemans/SI)

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After surpassing 3,000 points in his already illustrious collegiate career, Doug McDermott lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. The image is inspired by a cover of Larry Bird, “College Basketball’s Secret Weapon,” from Nov. 28, 1977. (Lane Stewart, Al Tielemans/SI)
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Happy 56th birthday Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Larry Bird

Happy 56th birthday Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)
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Indiana State forward Larry Bird passes out of a double-team during a 1979 game against South Illinois. ¬†Bird would go onto win the 1979 Naismith Award for the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year. SI’s Luke Winn predicts Indiana center Cody Zeller will win this year’s top prize. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

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Indiana State forward Larry Bird passes out of a double-team during a 1979 game against South Illinois.  Bird would go onto win the 1979 Naismith Award for the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year. SI’s Luke Winn predicts Indiana center Cody Zeller will win this year’s top prize. (Rich Clarkson/SI)
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Indiana State forward Larry Bird tries to find an opening during a Jan. 1979 game against Southern Illinois. Three months later, Bird would lead the Sycamores to the national championship game, where they’d lose to Magic Johnson’s Michigan State squad. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

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Indiana State forward Larry Bird tries to find an opening during a Jan. 1979 game against Southern Illinois. Three months later, Bird would lead the Sycamores to the national championship game, where they’d lose to Magic Johnson’s Michigan State squad. (Rich Clarkson/SI)
GALLERY: Larry Bird - The Indiana State Years | Classic Photos of Bird

Happy 55th birthday, Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)

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SI VAULT: Indiana State is 18-0, thanks to Larry Bird (2.5.79)

Happy 55th birthday, Larry Bird. (Lane Stewart/SI)
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Sports Illustrated’s annual college basketball season preview hits the newsstands tomorrow. Here is a look at some covers from years past. (Georgetown, Larry Bird - Lane Stewart/SI; Pete Maravich - Richard Meek/SI)

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