Larry Joe Bird was born on 7th December 1956. He was born in West Baden Springs in Indiana. He was born to Claude Joseph Bird and Georgia Bird. Bird had a very rough childhood as his parents divorced and his father committed suicide. Despite of all the difficulties in his life, his love affair with basketball never seems to lessen. Larry Bird is given the nickname "Hick from the French Lick." referring to his hometown.He attended Springs Valley High School. At the high school, he was the star in basketball, and he graduated as the leading scorer of that time.
The retired NBA player Larry is considered as the best player of all the time. He was in a family with four children. Young Bird and his brothers were sports enthusiasts. He used to play all sorts of sports including basketball and baseball until high school. By the time, he reached high school; he was already 6 feet 3 inches tall. The NBA player was considered as the most exciting and inspiring player of all the time. His biography inspired much youth willing to develop a career in the games.
Bird's basketball talent at high school earned him the scholarship to at the University of Indiana. Unfortunately, the player could not carry it for long and returned his home by quitting his college. He worked for his family and then later joined Indiana State University. At University, Larry turned out to be a superstar. His playing style was loved. While he played at Indiana State for three years, he became the leading scorer in NCCA history.
Larry was drafted by the Boston Celtics. He joined Boston Celtics in the year 1979. The contract with Boston Celtics made him highest paid a player in the NBA history. In the year 1978. He was also named as the NBA Rookie of the year. In the same year, he was appointed to his first All-Star game.
Larry Bird and Magic Johnson envied each other. The competition between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers could be easily seen. The teams competed in 1984, 1985 and 1987. Celtics won the match at 1985 and 1987. Larry was named MVP of the NBA three times. As a player, Bird also holds an interest in baseball and keeps his eye on the most rated baseball players by the Fangraphs.
By 1987, Larry has already created a benchmark in NBA as the most exciting and inspiring player of all the time. Larry Bird was also known as the scoring machine. He is one the most memorable player of all the time. During the season of 1987-1988, Larry maintained some amazing stats of his games. He had the average of 29.9 per game which was his highest score in the history.
The NBA player Larry Bird made his last Finals with Celtics in 1987. Aging reduced the strength of Bird's body and he missed several games due to back and foot injuries. He won a gold medal for the USA in the Olympics with the team "Dream Team." He took retirement from NBA on 18th August 1992.
Larry Bird is also considered as the legend in Boston and will always be respected with the tag "Larry Legend". Larry married Janet Condra for the first time, but their married life could not be successful. He married to Dinah Mattingly for the second time. He married his second wife Dinah in the year 1989.
In his entire career as a player, he has scored 22,000 points. He is one of the richest player with the current net worth of $45 million. He currently withdraws the salary of $20.5 million. Larry is also seen active on the social site like Instagram andtwitter. He received the NBA hall of fame on 2nd October 1998. He is now the president and head coach of Indiana Pacers.
|Birth Date:||7 Dec, 1956|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||West Baden Springs|
|Description:||American basketball player, coach, executive|
|Net Worth 2021:||75 million|