Larry Bird, a famous NBA player, perhaps no more young people will know him, but he was very famous around 80s-90s in 20th Century. Now he has became General Manager of Indiana Pacers. Let us have a read below,
Larry Joe Bird, born on December 7, 1956 in West Barton, Indiana, USA, is a former professional basketball player who works as a small forward/power forward, nicknamed Bird, and is currently the general manager of the Indiana Pacers.
Larry Bird was selected sixth in the first round of the 1978 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, then continued to study in College for one year and officially entered the NBA in 1979.
In 13 years of professional career, he worked for the Boston Celtics. He was elected the best rookie in the NBA in the rookie season. He won three NBA championships, three MVPs in the NBA regular season, two FMVPs in the NBA Finals, 12 NBA All-Star Teams and the NBA All-Star Team in 1982. Star MVP, nine times in the NBA’s best lineup for a while.
In 1990, he was selected as the best team in the NBA, three times as the best defensive team in the NBA, the best player of the year in 1986, and the champion of the three-year continuous NBA All-Star Three-point Competition from 1986 to 1988.
In 1992, Larry Joe Bird won the Barcelona Olympic gold medal on behalf of the American Men’s Basketball Team “USA Dream team”. On August 18 of the same year, Larry Joe Bird officially announced his retirement. In 1993, the Celtics retired from Larry Bird’s No. 33 jersey. In 1996, on the 50th anniversary of the birth of the NBA, Larry Bird was selected as the official “50 Greatest NBA Players of All Time”. Larry Bird was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.