Jan 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers from left to right general manager Donnie Walsh, owner Herb Simon, and president Larry Bird watch the Pacer play against the New York Knicks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Bird on claim Pacers signed Bynum to keep him off Heat: 'That’s about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard'

When the news of the Indiana Pacers signing Andrew Bynum came out today, some folks began tossing around the idea that the Pacers only made the move to keep Bynum away from the Miami Heat.

According to Indiana team president Larry Bird, that assumption is asinine.

Per Pacers.com:

We don’t have the money to throw around and let them sit on our bench. That’s about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

Well, there ya have it.

Head coach Frank Vogel also chipped in his thoughts on the signing:

He knows this is the right place for him. We believe we’re the right place for him, also. He expressed that he wants to fit in, which is the word we like to hear around here with our team-first mentality.

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