Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird isn't afraid to tell us how he really feels.

Dating back to his playing days, Bird has always shot straight from the hip. The NBA's former Executive of the Year hasn't turned over a new leaf either, aiming his latest batch of honesty toward oft-injured forward Danny Granger.

"He doesn't work hard enough (in the offseason)," Bird said of Granger, per the Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz. "He's not a guy who'll push himself to the brink like a lot of our guys do. He works hard but he doesn't push himself. That's why he starts slow every year and he just works his way back. Now this year, he's been hurt, so it's a different deal."

Hopefully Granger is wearing his fire-proof armor, because if not, he just got burned by a white-hot blow torch.