Nope, were talking about a man so obsessed with NBA legend Larry Bird that he requested three more years on his Oklahoma Department of Corrections prison sentence just to match the jersey number of the former Boston Celtics star.
The Boston Globe reported that Eric Torpy is perceived to be a birdbrain for taking a 30 er, 33-year sentence for armed robbery and two counts of shoot ing with intent to kill in October 2005.
He said if he was going down, he was going to go down in Larry Birds jersey, Oklahoma District Judge Ray Elliott told The Associated Press at that time. He was just as happy as he could be.
Although his ink cant compete with Andersens wicked art, Torpys tats include the number 33 and a shamrock under his eye, the Globe reported. (The DOCs offender lookup also shows some swastikas, a dragon and a skull decorate his epidermis.)
After spending six years of his sentence, Torpy is re-thinking his three-point play inside the Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville. Now he wants a fast break.
I kind of wished that I had 30 instead of 33, he told the Globe. Recently, Ive wisened up.
That three is a big deal, you know? Three years matters.
For some reason, Bird didnt comment for the Globe story. Thats despite the fact that Torpy thinks Larry supersedes all basketball legends.
Torpy is reportedly eligible for parole in 2033, when hell be in his mid-50s.
Im sorry, Larry Bird, he told the Globe, but I dont love you that much to hang out to 2033. Im ready to go out now.