Larry Bird Net Worth
Larry Joe Bird is a former professional basketball player, coach, and executive. Estimate of Larry Bird net worth is $ 55 Million (₹ 409 Crore).
|Net Worth:||$ 55 Million (₹ 409 Crore)|
|Date Of Birth:||7 December 1956|
Larry Bird Biography
In West Baden Springs, Indiana, Larry Joe Bird was born on 7 December 1956 to Georgia and Joe. He is a former professional basketball player, former coach, and former executive. He also have served as President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association.
He was called as “The Hick from French Lick” by many people, he is widely regarded as one of the all time greatest basketball players.
Larry Bird has four brothers and one sister who lived in nearby French Lick. There his mother worked two jobs to support her children. He said that being poor as a child still motivates him “to this day”. His Parents (Georgia and Joe) divorced when Larry was in high school, and about a year later Joe committed suicide.
Larry used to play basketball to escape from his family problems, starring for Springs Valley High School and getting 31 points, 21 rebounds and 4 assists as a senior on his way to becoming his school’s best scoring leader. His brother, Eddie Bird, also played basketball at Indiana State University.
In 1974 Larry received a scholarship to play college basketball for the Indiana University Hoosiers. After not more than a month on campus, he dropped out of school. So he returned to French Lick and enrolled at North-wood Institute in nearby West Baden. There he also worked in municipal jobs for a year before enrolling at Indiana State University.
He had a three-year career with the Sycamores which was quite successful, helping him reach the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. He reached there with a 33-0 record and he played the 1979 championship game against Michigan State.
He lost that championship but even after failing to win the championship, he earned numerous year-end awards and honors for his outstanding game-play, including the “Naismith College Player of the Year” Award.
In the 1978 NBA draft Larry was selected by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick. He did not sign with the Celtics instantly, instead of that he played out his final season at Indiana State leading the Sycamores to the NCAA title game.
Because of Larry’s agents negotiation, Bird signed a five-year, $3.25 million contract with the team, making him the highest paid player in league history at that time.
The 1987-1988 season was the highest-scoring season of Larry’s career. In 1988 Eastern Conference semifinals game played against the Atlanta Hawks, Larry shot 9 of 10 from the floor in the fourth quarter. He scored 20 points in that quarter and lifted the Celtics to a series-clinching victory over Atlanta. In that match, Larry finished his game-play with 34 points.
His efforts helped his team to overcome a 47-point performance by Atlanta’s Dominique Wilkins. He remarked, “The basket was like a well. I couldn’t miss. He couldn’t miss. And it went down to the last shot of the game. Who was going to make the last shot? That’s the greatest game I’ve ever played in or seen played.”
After six games when Larry had bone spurs surgically removed from both of his heels his 1988–89 season finished. In 1989 he returned to the Celtics, but because of his debilitating back problems and an aging, Celtic roster stopped him from getting back to his 1980’s form.
During the ending years of his career, Larry kept his status as one of the best players in the game. In his final three seasons with the Celtics, he averaged over 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists per game, hit better than 45% from the field, and led the Celtics to playoff presence.
In the summer of 1992, Larry joined Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and other NBA stars to play for the United States basketball team in that year’s Olympics in Capital of Spain Barcelona.
In the United States Olympic history, it was the first time that the country sent professional basketball players to compete the game. The “Dream Team” won the Gold Medal in men’s basketball. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame called that team “The Greatest Collection of Basketball Talent on the Planet”.
Larry has been described as one of the greatest basketball players and greatest shooters of all time. He was selected to 12 All-Star teams in National Basketball Association. He also won three National Basketball Association championships in 1981, 1984, and 1986 with the Celtics and won two National Basketball Association Final’s ‘Most Valuable Player‘ Awards.
Larry won three consecutive regular-season Most Valuable Player Awards; till 2016, the only other players to achieved this feat are Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. He is also memorized as one of the best clutch performers in the history of the National Basketball Association. He is known for his outstanding game-play in high-stake and high-pressure situations.
Larry Bird Income Sources
- Most of the money Larry Bird earned is from his profession as a Basketball Player.
- He have also been worked as a Basketball Coach and Basketball Executive.
- Most of increase in Larry Bird net worth is because of his profession as basketball player.
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