Larry Bird

1956 - Today

Larry Bird

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. Drafted into the NBA by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft, Bird started at small forward and power forward for the Celtics for 13 seasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Bird has received more than 10,189,479 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular basketball player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Larry Bird ranks 10 out of 925Before him are Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West. After him are Dražen Petrović, Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.

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Among people born in 1956, Larry Bird ranks 46Before him are Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Marc Dutroux, David Caruso, Michael Connelly, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and John Lydon. After him are Aileen Wuornos, Bakir Izetbegović, Patricia Cornwell, Andrus Ansip, Michael Biehn, and Dave Murray.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 1,765 out of 12,171Before him are Veronica Lake (1922), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), Loretta Young (1913), Richard Rodgers (1902), Nettie Stevens (1861), and Beck (1970). After him are William A. Wellman (1896), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Edmund Kemper (1948), Jim Rogers (1942), and Ruth Gordon (1896).


Among basketball players born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 10Before him are Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Oscar Robertson (1938), and Jerry West (1938). After him are Julius Erving (1950), Kobe Bryant (1978), LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), John Havlicek (1940), and Bob Cousy (1928).

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