10 Things You Need To Know About Larry Bird

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Larry Bird was born on 7 December, 1956, in Indiana, U.S. His real name is Larry Joe Bird.

#2

He was also nicknamed "the Hick from French Lick" and "Larry Legend".

#3

Larry Bird was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1979 and played his entire professional career with the team until 1992.

#4

 He played 13 seasons of professional basketball, during which he won three NBA championships with the Celtics.

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Larry Bird was named a three-time NBA Most Valuable Player & was a 12-time NBA All-Star.

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He played 897 games in his professional career, In which he scored 21,791 points with an average of 24.3.

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Larry Bird was also a part of the 1992 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team, known as the "Dream Team."

#8

He was twice inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1998 and again in 2010.

#9

His rivalry with Magic Johnson started at the college games. Their rivalry is still regarded as "one of the greatest rivalries in sports."

#10

Larry Bird is one of the most successful basketball players of all time & has an estimated net worth of $80 million.

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