Larry Bird

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Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since retiring as a player, he has been a mainstay of the Indiana Pacers organization, currently serving as team president. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons, spearheading one of the NBA's most formidable frontcourts that included center Robert Parish and forward Kevin McHale. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times. He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

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Filmography

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Selected Larry Bird film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1996
Space Jam (1996)
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2013
The Doctor
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2012
The Dream Team
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2012
The Announcement
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2010
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2009
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2009
30 for 30 (2009) (TV Show)
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2006
Back in the Day (TV Show)
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2004
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004) (TV Show)
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2000
The 2000 NBA Finals (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
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1999
Futurama (1999) (TV Show)
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1998
1998 NBA All-Star Game
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1996
Celtic Pride (1996)
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1994
Blue Chips (1994)
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1993
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1992
Marathon (1992)
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1992
The NBA Dream Team
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1992
Larry Bird: A Basketball Legend
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1990
1990 NBA All-Star Game (TV Movie)
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1990
NBA Superstars
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1988
1988 NBA All-Star Game (TV Movie)
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1988
The NBA on CBS
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1987
1987 NBA All-Star Game (TV Movie)
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1986
1986 NBA All-Star Game
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1985
1985 NBA All-Star Game
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1984
1984 NBA All-Star Game (TV Movie)
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1983
1983 NBA All-Star Game (TV Movie)
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1982
1982 NBA All-Star Game (TV Movie)
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1981
1981 NBA All-Star Game
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1979
Magic vs. Bird: The 1979 NCAA Championship Game (TV Movie)
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Homecoming with Rick Reilly (TV Show)
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Quotes

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List of Larry Bird quotes.

First master the fundamentals.


Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.


I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.


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Magazine issues featuring Larry Bird on the cover.
  • Larry Bird - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (30 May 1988)
  • Larry Bird - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (21 March 1988)
  • Larry Bird - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (9 June 1986)
  • Larry Bird - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (3 March 1986)
  • Larry Bird - Time Magazine [United States] (18 March 1985)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (27 October 1997)

Basketball Stats


Year Team G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
1980 BOS 82 2955 693 0.47 301 0.84 216 636 852 370 143 53 263 279 1745
1981 BOS 82 3239 719 0.48 283 0.86 191 704 895 451 161 63 289 239 1741
1982 BOS 77 2923 711 0.50 328 0.86 200 637 837 447 143 66 254 244 1761
1983 BOS 79 2982 747 0.50 351 0.84 193 677 870 458 148 71 240 197 1867
1984 BOS 79 3028 758 0.49 374 0.89 181 615 796 520 144 69 237 197 1908
1985 BOS 80 3161 918 0.52 403 0.88 164 678 842 531 129 98 248 208 2295
1986 BOS 82 3113 796 0.50 441 0.90 190 615 805 557 166 51 266 182 2115
1987 BOS 74 3005 786 0.53 414 0.91 124 558 682 566 135 70 240 185 2076
1988 BOS 76 2965 881 0.53 415 0.92 108 595 703 467 125 57 213 157 2275
1989 BOS 6 189 49 0.47 18 0.95 1 36 37 29 6 5 11 18 116
1990 BOS 75 2944 718 0.47 319 0.93 90 622 712 562 106 61 243 173 1820
1991 BOS 60 2277 462 0.45 163 0.89 53 456 509 431 108 58 187 118 1164
1992 BOS 45 1662 353 0.47 150 0.93 46 388 434 306 42 33 125 82 908

Dating History

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First NameLarry
Middle NameJoe
Last NameBird
Full Name at BirthLarry Joe Bird
Other Names# 33
Larry Legend
The Hick from French Lick
Age57
Date of BirthDecember 7, 1956
BirthplaceWest Baden, Indiana, USA
Height6' 9" (206 cm)
Weight220 lbs (99.8 kg)
BuildAthletic
Hair ColorBlonde
Star SignSagittarius
SexualityStraight
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolSprings Valley in French Lick, Indiana, USA
UniversityIndiana State University
Occupation CategoryBasketball
PositionForward
NBA Debut12 October 1979
DraftBoston Celtics, 1st round (6th pick, 6th overall), 1978 NBA Draft
Hall of FameInducted as Player in 1998
Claim to FameBoston Celtics Superstar

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