- Left Indiana University and the Hoosiers basketball team a month into his freshman year after being homesick in a big city.
- Nicknamed "The Hick from French Lick" and "Larry Legend."
- Won three NBA championships (in 1981, '84 and '86) and was named NBA Finals MVP twice (1984 and '86).
- Voted NBA MVP three seasons in a row, from 1984 to '86.
- Retired after helping the United States Olympic team, dubbed the "Dream Team," win a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
- Coached the Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000, leading the Pacers to the 2000 NBA Finals.
- Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.
- Named President of Basketball Operations for the Pacers in 2003.
- In 2012, became the first person to win NBA MVP, NBA Coach of the Year, and NBA Executive of the Year.
- Larry the Bird, Twitter's bird logo, is named after him.
- Eddie Bird — Brother
- Dinah Mattingly — Wife
- Michael Bird — Brother
- Linda — Sister
- Claude Joseph Bird — Father
- Georgia Bird — Mother
- Mariah Bird — Daughter
- Mark Bird — Brother
- Connor Bird — Son
- Jeff Bird — Brother
- Janet Condra — Ex-wife
- Corrie Bird — Daughter
- Attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States; attended Northwood Institute, Orange County, Indiana, United States; Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, United States (BS in Physical Education, 1979)
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- Birth Name: Larry Joe Bird
- Birth Place: West Baden, Indiana, United States
- Profession: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Basketball executive
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