Larry Joe Bird , more known as Larry Bird (sometimes called “Larry Legend”) is one of the Meilleurs players of the fiftieth anniversary of the NBA according to an election made in 1996.
BiographyIt was born the December 10th 1956 in West Baden, in the Indiana. After its years of college, he plays in NCAA in Indiana State; Magic Johnson and her team of Michigan deprives it of this title. It was draft E sixth choice in 1978 by the Boston Celtics, its club of always (as player). Boston had selected it one year before the end of its university career; Larry Bird will thus begin in NBA only in 1979.
Since final NCAA of 1979, its duel with Magic Johnson has rate/rhythm the life of the NBA and impassioned America during one decade. On a side the West coast and sun of Los Angeles, other greyness of the East coast; on a side the play flashy of the Lakers, other play applied of Celtics; on a side strass of the California, other theearthy one ( Hoosier ) of Indiana; on a side athletic black, other the white without relaxation but formidable technician. A total sporting competition, but also a great friendship between these two candidates brought together in single the Dream TEAM of 1992.
Bird is named with NBA All-Star Range at each season that he will play in the league, except for 1989, where wounded, he plays only 6 matches.
Larry Bird is regarded as the best white player of the history of the League and the symbol of the pride of Celtics. In spite of very average physical qualities, its direction of the placement made of him a large rebondor. Its address and its skill balloon in hand are legendary. This keen of the drive puts a term at its career in 1992, pushed by chronic pains with the back.
In 1997, it began a career of three year old trainer to the Indiana Pacers, which it carried out until the finales vis-a-vis… the Los Angeles Lakers.
- 1979-1992 :
- Elected with the Basketball Hall off Famed in 1998
- Triple champion NBA into 1981,1984 and 1986.
- MVP of Finales NBA in 1984 and 1986)
- Three times MVP of the regular season into 1984,1985 and 1986.
- Last nine times AlNBA First TEAM (of 1980 to 1988)
- Rookie of the year in 1980
- Olympic champion in 1992.
Statistics in career
- 21.791 items (24,3 per match) with 49,6% of success (37,6% to 3 points)
- 90,6% of address to the charity tosses
- 8.974 rebounds (10 per match)
- 5.695 master keys decisive (6,3 per match)
- 1.556 interceptions
- 755 counter
TriviaLarry Bird played in the film Space jam with inter alia Michael Jordan.
- Biographie supplements
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