That time Bill Laimbeer saw that he just messed with the angriest Larry Bird on the basketball court. You have to take him to the limit to see that. It's pure '80s basketball, the most entertaining and the most fun to watch.
Just as the 24-second shot clock expired, Bird, driving for the basket, was pulled down from behind by Laimbeer, and thrown hard to the floor.
Larry, who came up with welts on his neck and face, began flailing away at Laimbeer. Both benches were cleared.
Everything got more exciting after the huddle... A rarely pissed off Larry Bird threw the basketball at Laimbeer, ended up hitting him.
Rodman came into the action as Laimbeer's "Buddyguard". Isiah Thomas was holding Larry Bird and laughing hard like a psycho.
Laimbeer fined $ 5,000, Bird fined $2,000 and they moved on to the next game as nothing happened.
(But next game, late in the 4th quarter, Robert Parish smacked Laimbeer to the face at Boston Garden and got Bird's revenge.)