Vintage NBA: LARRY BIRD

  • Published on: 16 November 2017
  • Larry Bird is an American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player, most recently serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since retiring as a player for the Boston Celtics, he was a mainstay in the Indiana Pacers organization, but stepped down from the position of president following the first-round of the 2017 Eastern Conference playoffs.

    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 power forward Kevin McHale. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) three consecutive times (1984–1986). He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

    He was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team") that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Bird was voted to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team[1] in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998 (and was inducted again in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team").

    He served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000. In 2003, he assumed the role of President of Basketball Operations for the Pacers, holding the position until retiring in 2012. After a year away from the position, he announced he would return to the Pacers as president of basketball operations in 2013. In addition to being part of the 50–40–90 club, he is the only person in NBA history to be named Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year.
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COMMENTS: 40

  • Peter Meylink
    Peter Meylink   2 days ago

    Larry Joe Bird should really also have a petturkey ranch and alot of other pets.

  • Peter Meylink
    Peter Meylink   2 days ago

    Larry Joe Bird is really quite a colossal 6 foot 9 inch tall Midwestern man himselfand he is the leader of NBA history. He is also a very wealthy man himself.

  • Dennis Forcier
    Dennis Forcier   1 weeks ago

    So much missed here. During the filming of the Magic Goes to French Lick commercial, Magic was apprehensive of his reception. During a break, Larry invited him in for lunch. The warmth of the reception by Larry's mom and Larry himself started a life-long friendship between the two. But of course, antagonism makes better film...

  • Friday Long
    Friday Long   3 weeks ago

    Rambis was never anything but a thug.

  • John Bandy
    John Bandy   3 weeks ago

    Intensity, intelligence and sheer hard work. Yep.

  • Fransisco Scaramanga
    Fransisco Scaramanga   1 months ago

    he was simply put, the best small forward to ever play the game.........!!

  • F1u1d
    F1u1d   1 months ago

    Jesus loves you

  • Bryan Flake
    Bryan Flake   2 months ago

    They also said all those things about Tom Brady and that turned out to be the biggest mistake of alot of people in the NFL

  • Lord Sango
    Lord Sango   2 months ago

    Larry is the only player Jordan couldnt get his revenge on. Larry retired before he could. Larry rivaled Julius Erving,Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. He won multiple championships as a Celtic. Larry won 3 mvps in a row and 3 three-point contests. Jordan looked up to Larry and learned the most from him.

  • Michael Mcardle
    Michael Mcardle   2 months ago

    Hated because he was white seems the news hates white people.

  • Eccles Rice
    Eccles Rice   2 months ago

    I was at Larry's first college game. He stole the ball and dribbled like a guard heading towards the other teams big man who had stayed back . As Larry went up like he was going to try to dunk on him he flipped the ball over his shoulder (no look) and the other forward Harry Morgan slammed it home. Hardly anyone was there; by the fourth game you had to get there early(a student pass got you in for free) to get into the 11,000 seat arena

  • herbieberieherb
    herbieberieherb   2 months ago

    bird use to go to the Black hood to play ball as a youngin.....,thats why he asked them.... " you got a white boy guarding me"....bahahahaha. thats what playin wit da hommies do 4 ya

  • MMAE MSerna
    MMAE MSerna   3 months ago

    Oh my Gosh I am so In AWE of The Bird. He is awesome

  • Key
    Key   3 months ago

    is that a a VIC?

  • Merl Ball
    Merl Ball   3 months ago

    Little Timmy: "Were the games filmed with a potato in the olden days?"Me: "Yes. Yes they were Timmy."

  • Pentashift
    Pentashift   4 months ago

    There's a reason people compare every rising star to Jordan. There could be another Jordan, but there will NEVER be another Larry Bird.

  • Jorgan Austin
    Jorgan Austin   4 months ago

    Think you can put a white boy on me offends me ! I’m white you’re black and we both think that’s funny as shit

  • Shawn Nixon
    Shawn Nixon   4 months ago

    He wipes his hands on his shoes to get the dust and dirt on the bottoms, cause the dust makes you slip.

  • Art Ross
    Art Ross   4 months ago

    He didn’t rub his shoes to dry his hands. He rubbed his shoes to wipe the dust off of his shoes so he could get more traction

  • Ray Braud
    Ray Braud   4 months ago

    The ice under the court at the Garden contributed to the humidity,,,old school home court advantage.

  • C. E. Anderson
    C. E. Anderson   5 months ago

    1st or 2nd in MVP voting for 8 years.1st place 3 years in a row

  • LoveBandit1000
    LoveBandit1000   5 months ago

    He wasn't "wiping his hands dry on the bottom of his sneakers"....he was using a spit-on hand to de-dust his shoe soles for better traction.

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  • Gerard Oneill
    Gerard Oneill   5 months ago

    Not a basketball fan but heard of Larry in the late 80s early 90s after watching this I know why.

  • Chris Casa
    Chris Casa   6 months ago

    Larry Legend reminds me of Seahawk/NFL great Steve Largent: slow, not athletic, can't out maneuver any opponent, small town, USA, etc. Yet both were ultimate winners who earned the respect of the greatest players of their generation and then some.

  • Vivian Ladjgdrson
    Vivian Ladjgdrson   6 months ago

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  • Humbert Ladanga
    Humbert Ladanga   6 months ago

    I was a Boston Celtics fan since our tv here in the Philippines is in black and white. Bill Russell, Hondo Havlicek, Heinsohn, Jojo White, Bob Cousy , Cowens, LARRY Bird, Kevin Mchale and many more great Celtics. Now I'm a grandpa and one of my grand kid always with me cheering for them in every game win or lose. Bill and Larry are exceptional athletes, phenomenal. BOSTON CELTICS is a very great team. And we're proud to be Celtics fans. A wonderful team. With the LEPRECHAUN giving magic and wonders inside the Boston and now, the TD Garden.

  • Drain Monkeys
    Drain Monkeys   6 months ago

    A lot of the young dudes don’t want to give him the credit due.. because he is white , I presume... they MJ is the best ever ... but no he wasn’t...

  • ozzieray
    ozzieray   6 months ago

    Why didn't Bird coach longer?

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  • Walid Aladssani
    Walid Aladssani   6 months ago

    My problem was the media.They made it seem as though burd became great because he was a had worker.The black athletes because of natural abilities.All the people who made it to college worked hard.