Larry Bird Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of NBA Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird.

个人

生日: 十二月 7, 1956
出生地: West Baden, 印第安那州
    出生时的名字: Larry Joe Bird
    父亲: Joe Bird
    母亲: 佐治亚州 (Kerns) Bird
    Marriages: Dinah (Mattingly) Bird, (1989-当下); Janet Condra (1975-1976, divorced)
    小孩儿: with Dinah Bird: Mariah (adopted in 1993) and Connor (adopted in 1991); with Janet Condra: Corrie, 1977
    教育: Attended Indiana University, 1974; Indiana State University, B.A., 1979

    其他事实

    Grew up in the formerly famed resort town of French Lick, 印第安那州.
    绰号 “Hick from French Lick” 和 “Larry Legend.
    He stands 6’9″.
    Wore the number 33 on his basketball jersey in high school, college and with the Boston Celtics.
    Attended Indiana University for only 24 天.
    Three-time NBA champion with Boston Celtics – 1981, 1984, 和 1986.
    Won three consecutive NBA MVP awards – 1984, 1985, 和 1986.
    Two-time NBA Finals 最有价值球员 – 1984 和 1986.
    He was the first person to win NBA MVP, NBA Coach of the Year and NBA Executive of the year.
    Twitter named its original bird logo after him, “Larry the Bird.

    时间线

    1978 First round NBA draft pick by the Boston Celticsdoesn’t play until graduating from Indiana State in 1979.
    游行 26, 1979 – The legendary basketball rivalry with Magic Johnson begins as their teams battle each other for the NCAA championship 标题.
    1979 – Winner of the USBWA college player of the year (Oscar Robertson Trophy), Naismith Award and Wooden Award.
    十月 12, 1979 – NBA debut with the Celtics.
    1980 – NBA Rookie of the Year.
    1981 – Wins first NBA title with the Boston Celtics.
    1985 – Bird’s rivalry with Johnson turns to friendship on the set of a Converse television commercial they film together in Indiana.
    1988-89 – Misses most of the NBA season after undergoing surgery on both of his heels.
    1989 – Bird’s memoir, “驾驶: The Story of My Life,” 已出版.
    1991 – Undergoes back surgery.
    1992 – Member of the gold medal winning 奥林匹克 篮球 “Dream Team” 与 Michael Jordan and Johnson.
    八月 18, 1992 – Announces his retirement from the NBA due to ongoing back problems stemming from a compressed nerve.
    1993 – Undergoes a second back surgery.
    二月 4, 1993 – The Boston Celtics retire his number 33 jersey in front of a sold out crowd at the Boston Garden.
    1997-2000 Head coach of the Indiana Pacers.
    可能 12, 1998 – Wins NBA Coach of the Year in his first season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers.
    十月 2, 1998 – Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
    2003 – Assumes the role of president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers.
    游行 6, 2010 – HBO debuts the documentary, “Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals,” about his relationship with Johnson.
    四月 11, 2012-可能 12, 2012 – Magic/Bird,” the Broadway show, runs in New York City.
    六月 2012 – Resigns as the Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations.
    六月 2013 – Returns to the Pacers as president of basketball operations.
    十一月 9, 2013 – The dedication of a bronze statue in Bird’s honor takes place at Indiana State University, 他的母校.
    可能 1, 2017 – Steps down as the Pacers president of basketball operations.
      十月 20, 2018 – It is announced that the Larry Bird Museum will be built in downtown Terre Haute, 印第安那州.
      六月 24, 2019 – Bird and Johnson share the NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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