REPORT: Bo Burnham Will Play Larry Bird In An Upcoming HBO Series About The Los Angeles Lakers

Forward Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics stands on the court during a game. (Credit: Getty Images)

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Bo Burnham will reportedly play legendary basketball player Larry Bird in an upcoming HBO series.

According to Deadline, the popular comedian has been cast as the retired Boston Celtics forward for the network’s upcoming series about the Los Angeles Lakers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Deadline wrote that the series “is described as chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties, in what came to be called the Showtime Era.”

John C. Reilly has also been cast as Jerry Buss and Jason Clarke will play NBA legend Jerry West.

For those of you who don’t know, Bo Burnham started becoming really popular on YouTube more than a decade ago and he turned his viral success into some comedy specials and TV and movie appearances.

He’s honestly insanely funny. Back in high school, we used to crowd around a computer to watch whatever videos he was releasing.

He didn’t hold back at all with his comedy. By today’s PC standards, he’d be an outlaw.

Now, he’s taking his talents to HBO for an upcoming series about the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. Yeah, you could say I’m interested.

I have no idea what Burnham will be like as Larry Bird, but I know he’s an incredibly funny guy. I have complete confidence in his abilities.

There’s no release date yet for the series, but I’ll make sure to keep you all updated once more information is released. It sounds like it’s going to be great.