The picture on the side of an apartment building depicts a local Indian in a basketball jersey with tattoos on his face, hands and neck.
But Bird's lawyer, Gary Sale, told CNN that his famous client was not thrilled by the resemblance.
"Larry's only problem with the mural is the overprinting of his image and his mark by tattoos on his body," says Saleh, who added that he received a photo of Bird's artwork last Friday.
CNN reached out to Muk for comment, but didn't hear it.
"It bears colors that match the building," Muck told WISH. "I felt it was aesthetically perfect. I also felt if I was going to paint Larry Bird, I would paint Larry Bird in Indianapolis.
"That being said, I wasn't trying to make a prestigious fantasy piece," she added. "I also have fun with my work and I like to make people laugh."
Muck told WISH that the owner of
Salle told CNN that after working "several times in a series of texts and phone calls," Muck agreed to modify the mural to remove all tattoos, other than the word "Indiana" on Bird's left forearm. [1
"Larry's mark is not tarnished, and Jules' murals support some of the people he wants in his job," he said.
Bird is a three-time NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics He won three NBA MVP awards, was a 12-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Finals. After graduating from his career in 1992, he returned to the NBA as head coach at Indiana Piers. , and later as President of the Peyers Basketball Operations.
The picture of Muck's rabbits at a restaurant in Indiana received mixed reviews last year and was eventually removed, WISH said.