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Sports: Indy 500, Basketball #90110

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 27, 1984
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(Studio) Rick Mears reported winning Indianapolis 500 auto race over Roberto Guerrero; drivers injured in accidents listed. Lakers- Celtics basketball game featured; performances of individual players (named in report) described. Films shown courtesy CBS Sports. Player Larry Bird featured. [Marques JOHNSON praises Bird's playing.] [Bird's attorney Bob WOOLF - describes client's lack of publicity concerns.] Bogus "Time", Newsweek and "Life" covers shown. [WOOLF - conts. description.] [BIRD - dislikes publicity; responds to praise of him.] [Quinn BUCKNER - cites Bird's privacy.] Bird's academic and athletic career reviewed. [M.L. CARR - equates Bird's desire for privacy with that of Michael Jackson.] Coach Bill Fitch's explanation of Bird's privacy outlined. Bird's commercial endeavors discussed. [WOOLF - notes Bird's pleasure at tending yard.] [BUCKNER - thinks Bird gives all he's demanded to give.] [BIRD - comments.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam

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