In this week's Throwback Thursday edition, we are going back to a day and age where short shorts and less athleticism ruled the NBA.

It was also a day and age where players in the NBA used to utilize the mid range game much more.

A top 20 player of all time and a GREAT shooter, Larry Bird was really really good at knocking down a contested mid range shot.

Throw in one of the greatest coaches of all time and you have a invaluable teaching tool to helping someone improve their shooting.

Take a trip back in time and let Larry Bird and Red Auerbach teach you some tips on shooting the basketball.

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