Which one of you guys is finishing second that's what larry bird asked his competition when he entered the locker room before the inaugural three-point shootout at nba all-star weekend 29 years ago. Larry bird was born on december 7, 1956, in west baden, indiana he was the youngest of four children because the adjacent town was named french lick, larry earned the nickname hick from french lick larry experienced a difficult childhood after his parents divorced, his father committed. Larry bird posters at allposterscom choose from over 50,000 posters and art prints affordable poster framing, fast delivery, 100% satisfaction guarantee. As of october 2014, larry bird is the president for basketball operations for the national basketball association's indiana pacers in june of 2012, bird announced that he was leaving his position as.
In my career, i have written more words about larry bird than any other individual i couldn't possibly tell you who's in second place, but larry is surely in first my initial encounter was classic 1979 bird i was asked by us magazine to do a story on him that summer soon after he signed a. News about larry bird commentary and archival information about larry bird from the new york times. Roaming the basketball court during his heyday, larry bird was a genius, an artist, a purist, a perfectionist, and an ingenious passer, deadeye shooter, savvy rebounder and sly defender of course, that's just the abbreviated list of attributes ego-puncturing trash-talker. Legendary trash talker larry bird couldn't resist taking a shot at dominique wilkins during the hawks legend's big night the team unveiled a 13-1/2-foot bronze statue of their hall of fame forward in a ceremony thursday night that included a video tribute to the human highlight.
A countdown of larry bird's top 10 available career plays relive this legendary basketball player's greatest shots, passes, and steals from his rookie seaso. Basketball hall of famer larry bird's college-age son could be in a world of trouble if a nasty batch of allegations about the 21-year-old are true according to police in bloomington, ind, connor bird allegedly attempted to run his ex-girlfriend continue reading . Find great deals on ebay for larry bird in basketball cards shop with confidence.
When he's not telling stories about larry bird's legendary trash talk, dominique wilkins is singing the praises of his rival -- and rejecting the notion that any modern nba player is in bird's league. There has never been a basketball player quite like larry bird, who retired 23 years ago today. Larry bird 's incredible impact on the nba will never be forgotten, and what better time to celebrate his most memorable moments than in celebration of his 57th birthday this. Shop for throwback larry bird jerseys at fanatics we stock larry bird celtics & all-star jerseys, signed basketballs, memorabilia and more at the ultimate sports store.
In june 2012, larry bird stepped down as president of the indiana pacers a month earlier, he was named the league's top gm and became the first person to win mvp, coach of the year and executive of the year. Larry bird, actor: space jam larry bird graduated from springs valley high school in french lick, indiana in 1974 he attended indiana university briefly, then transferred to indiana state university in terre haute he then embarked on an outstanding basketball career, establishing himself as.
The rules have helped steph curry so has the new concentration in analytics on the long-range shot but the great larry bird has still never seen the likes of curry. Larry bird, perhaps the most respected and beloved basketball figure in a state obsessed with the sport, will leave his job as the pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of august. Larry bird graduated from springs valley high school in french lick, indiana in 1974 he attended indiana university briefly, then transferred to.
Larry bird, along with magic johnson and michael jordan, is one of the most recognized names in the history of basketball the hick from french lick wa. Larry bird was one of the best trash-talkers in the nba history these are some of the best burns of his career. Larry bird framed collage with signed 16x20 overhead battling lakers photograph and a piece of actual boston garden court (25x28 outer frame dims. The story of larry bird, the legendary basketball player from 1980s, is a typical from rags to riches type story with multi million dollar net worth larry is still motivated by the memory of poverty he had to endure when he was a child. Product features amazon storefront for other prints of larry bird and the boston celtics.