Larry Bird really doesn't like that mural of him which featured the three-time NBA MVP in a blue Indiana State jersey with tattoos all over his body. "The Great White Hope" is now trying to get it altered, and had his reps reach out to graffiti and street artist Jules Muck to do so.
As WISH reports, soon after Jules completed the piece, she was contacted by Larry's lawyer asking her to do something about it, "citing unauthorized promotional value to her brand" and to the six trademarks owned by the 62-year-old former Celtics star.
Larry's issue with the artwork was the tarnishing of his image and his 'brand' by affixing tats to his face, arms and neck. Jules meanwhile, said she never intended to offend the basketball legend. The image that inspired the mural came from the November 1977 Sports Illustrated cover story in which Larry was referred to as "College Basketball's Secret Weapon."