Larry Bird honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at NBA Awards

Larry Bird watches participants at the NBA draft basketball combine on May 12, 2016, in Chicago (AP photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Larry Bird and Magic Johnson received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards Monday night.

The former rivals took turns holding their trophies while each other spoke.

Bird says the NBA is in good hands with today's talented athletes and he urged them to keep the game the same so it continues on.

Johnson starred for the Los Angeles Lakers and Bird with the Boston Celtics.

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