From the Associated Press :

A man got a prison term longer than prosecutors and defense attorneys had agreed to ” all because of Larry Bird.

The lawyers reached a plea agreement Tuesday for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his prison term to match Bird™s jersey number 33.

œHe said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird™s jersey, Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. œWe accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be.”

If I’m ever convicted of a crime in Oklahoma County, I intend to cite precedent, along a demand that my term match Robert Parish’s jersey number.