Larry Bird

1956 - Today

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Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "the Hick from French Lick" and "Larry Legend", Bird is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Bird has received more than 19,850,508 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Larry Bird is the 12th most popular basketball player (down from 9th in 2019), the 1,455th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,302nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Basketball Player.

Larry Bird is most famous for his career in the NBA. He played for the Boston Celtics from 1979-1992 and helped the team win three NBA championships. He was a three-time MVP and 12-time All-Star.

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  • 65

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  • 6.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among basketball players, Larry Bird ranks 12 out of 1,757Before him are Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, and Dražen Petrović. After him are Svetislav Pešić, LeBron James, Pat Riley, Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, and Arvydas Sabonis.

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Among people born in 1956, Larry Bird ranks 45Before him are Michael Connelly, Imelda Staunton, Eric Roberts, Marc Dutroux, Alexey Pajitnov, and Danny Boyle. After him are Steve Harris, Min Aung Hlaing, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Guido van Rossum, Anthony Bourdain, and Ian Curtis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 1,455 out of 20,380Before him are Roberts Blossom (1924), Gus Grissom (1926), Carroll Baker (1931), Alan J. Pakula (1928), George Takei (1937), and William Miller (1782). After him are Brooke Shields (1965), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), James Garner (1928), Elliott Gould (1938), and Walter Brennan (1894).


Among basketball players born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 11Before him are Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Jerry West (1938), and Clyde Drexler (1962). After him are LeBron James (1984), Pat Riley (1945), Julius Erving (1950), Oscar Robertson (1938), Elgin Baylor (1934), and John Havlicek (1940).