Report: Bird's son accused of trying to run down ex-girlfriend

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Report: Bird's son accused of trying to run down ex-girlfriend

Larry Bird's son was arrested on Sunday at Indiana University, according to the Indianapolis Star Tribune.

Connor Bird, 21, allegedly tried to hit his ex-girlfriend with his car. He is being charged with battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana.

From the Star Tribune:
Trouble began, police said, after Bird and the ex-girlfriend got into a dispute Sunday at Birds Bloomington apartment. Bird threw a cell phone at the female, police said.

Later, police said, Bird waited at his ex-girlfriends home and took her to a parking lot to talk things over. There, however, they got into another fight, police said, and the girl got out of Birds car with the intent of walking back to her home. Thats when, police said, Bird twice tried to hit the woman with his car. Another IU student witnessed the incident, police said, and took the female to the Indiana University Police Department.

Crowder on Cousins' style: 'Step up to the test or you get run over'

Crowder on Cousins' style: 'Step up to the test or you get run over'

BOSTON – There was a point in the fourth quarter when Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins was fouled trying to score which brought about an automatic, intense and angry scowl from the all-star center. 

He raised his hand as he were going to strike back at the potential assailant. 

And then he saw the man was Jae Crowder. 

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Cousins, who had a game-high 28 points, then went to the free throw line, incident-free. 

“I’m not one those other cats he be punking,” said Crowder with a grin.

That moment was one of many throughout Friday night’s game when Crowder made his presence felt when the game mattered most, and wasn’t afraid to mix it up with whoever stood between him and helping the Celtics win – even Cousins. 

But as Crowder explained following Boston’s 97-92 win, that moment was about two physical players who have developed an on-the-floor rapport that speaks to their intensity and desire to win at all costs. 

“He’s going to bring the game to you; his physicality,” said Crowder who had 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting. “He’s a very physical type of guy. If he senses you’re not physical at all, he’ll let you know. He’s a dog down there; he’s a bull. I love to go against a player like that. He’s going to give you his best shot each and every night. You either step up to the test or you get run over.” 

As soon as the two made eye contact, Crowder knew it was one of the many intimidation methods used by Cousins against opposing players. 

Crowder wasn’t having it. 

“That’s my guy; he’s my guy,” Crowder said of Cousins. “He plays a lot of tactics against a lot of other players. I’ve earned that respect with him. He knows I’m going to fight him just as hard as anybody else. We leave it on the court. He’s a good friend of mine. We’ve become friends, just playing ball, playing basketball the right way.”