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Larry Bird selling deluxe digs in Florida

Former Celtic Larry Bird, speaking at a news conference Wednesday, is selling his Naples, Fla., mansion for $4.8 million.

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Former Celtic Larry Bird, speaking at a news conference Wednesday, is selling his Naples, Fla., mansion for $4.8 million.

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Celtics great Larry Bird has put his fancy Florida mansion on the market, and he’s asking a pretty penny for the place. Larry Legend, who’s apparently concluded that he won’t have a lot of time to spend at the 6,007-square-foot spread in Naples now that he’s president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, is selling the house for $4.8 million. The house has four bedrooms. six bathrooms, a saltwater aquarium behind a full-service bar, an infinity pool, tiki hut with thatched roof, and, of course, a basketball hoop in the driveway.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at mgoldstein@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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