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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. He is the only person in NBA history to be named Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, Finals MVP, All-Star MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year.Growing up in French Lick, Indiana, he was a local basketball star. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Bird has received more than 15,634,453 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Larry Bird is the 9th most popular basketball player (down from 8th in 2019), the 1,302nd most popular biography from United States (down from 926th in 2019) and the 9th 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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  • 60.35

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  • 62

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  • 4.24

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  • 5.27

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Among basketball players, Larry Bird ranks 9 out of 1,268Before him are Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, and Dennis Rodman. After him are Clyde Drexler, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, LeBron James, Scottie Pippen, and Julius Erving.

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Among people born in 1956, Larry Bird ranks 36Before him are Joe Satriani, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Geena Davis, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Marc Dutroux, and Leslie Cheung. After him are Michael Connelly, William Fichtner, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Bob Saget, Steve Harris, and Eric Roberts.

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Among people born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 1,302 out of 18,182Before him are Aaron Copland (1900), Dean Reed (1938), Kelly McGillis (1957), Lucille Ball (1911), George Carlin (1937), and Raymond A. Spruance (1886). After him are Nora Roberts (1950), Frederick Douglass (1818), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), Cass Elliot (1941), and Gordon Moore (1929).


Among basketball players born in United States, Larry Bird ranks 9Before him are Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), and Dennis Rodman (1961). After him are Clyde Drexler (1962), Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), LeBron James (1984), Scottie Pippen (1965), and Julius Erving (1950).