BASKETBALL PLAYER

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. Growing up in French Lick, Indiana, he was a local basketball phenom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Bird has received more than 11,234,655 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Larry Bird is the 8th most popular basketball player (up from 10th in 2019), the 927th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,765th in 2019) and the 8th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.17

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among BASKETBALL PLAYERS

Among basketball players, Larry Bird ranks 8 out of 1,264Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, and Dennis Rodman. After him are Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Dražen Petrović, and Oscar Robertson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1956, Larry Bird ranks 22Before him are Andy García, David Copperfield, Gina Haspel, Giuseppe Tornatore, Linda Hamilton, and José Manuel Barroso. After him are Judith Butler, William Fichtner, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Martina Navratilova, Chris Isaak, and Geena Davis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 927 out of 15,968Before him are Stan Getz (1927), Louise Fletcher (1934), Lance Henriksen (1940), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), D. W. Griffith (1875), and John Updike (1932). After him are Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Virginia Satir (1916), John Lithgow (1945), Richard E. Byrd (1888), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), and William Alfred Fowler (1911).

Among BASKETBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among basketball players born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 8Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), and Dennis Rodman (1961). After him are Kobe Bryant (1978), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Scottie Pippen (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), and Julius Erving (1950).