Larry Bird

Born: 12/07/1956 in West Baden, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Futurama 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Announcement 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Magic & Bird 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

48th NBA All-Star Game 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA at 50 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Celtic Pride 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Blue Chips 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Connor Bird

Son
Adopted with Dinah Mattingly

Mariah Bird

Daughter
Adopted with Dinah Mattingly

Corrie Bird

Daughter
Born Aug. 14, 1977; mother, Janet Condra

Janet Condra

Wife
Married Nov. 8, 1975 Divorced Oct. 31, 1976

Dinah Mattingly

Wife
Married Sept. 30, 1989

EDUCATION

Indiana State University

Terre Haute , Indiana 1976 - 1979

Milestones

2012

Featured in documentary "The Dream Team"

2012

Named NBA Executive of the Year; announced he was parting ways with Pacers

2010

Famous rivalry documented in HBO's "Magic and Bird"

2009

Published When The Game Was Ours, co-written with Magic Johnson (with Jackie MacMullan)

2003

Served as President of Basketball Operations for Indiana Pacers

1998

Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1998

Named NBA Coach of the Year

1997

Coached NBA team the Indiana Pacers

1996

Appeared in sport comedy "Celtic Pride" and family film "Space Jam"; latter starred fellow NBA legend Michael Jordan

1994

Made cameo in basketball drama "Blue Chips"

1992

Joined star-studded squad dubbed "the Dream Team" at Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain; team won gold

1992

Announced retirement from professional basketball

1989

Co-authored (with Bob Ryan) memoir Drive: The Story of My Life

1984

Shared friendly yet competitive rivalry with Boston Celtics player Larry Bird; their respective teams played each other in three out of four NBA finals from 1984-87

1983

Won three consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player awards

1980

Named NBA Rookie of the Year

1979

Became highest-paid rookie in NBA history after signing with Boston Celtics

1979

With Indiana State, first played against Magic Johnson during NCAA Championships; team lost to Johnson's Michigan State

1978

Drafted by Bolton Celtics; held off playing to finish final college season

1976

Played for Indiana State University

1974

Received basketball scholarship from Indiana University Hoosiers; dropped out after 24 days

Grew up in West Baden, IN and nearby town French Lick, IN, which later earned him nickname "the Hick from French Lick"

Became all-time scoring leader while playing basketball for Springs Valley High School

Bonus Trivia

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Bird was the only NBA athlete to win MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year honors.

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Twitter's logo was named Larry the Bird in honor of him.

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