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Also Known As: Larry Joe Bird Died:
Born: December 7, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West Baden, Indiana, USA Profession:

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1.
 Space Jam (1996)
2.
 Space Jam (1996)
3.
 Celtic Pride (1996)
4.
 Celtic Pride (1996)
5.
 Blue Chips (1994)
6.
 Marathon (1993)
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 NBA at 50 (1996)
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Grew up in West Baden, IN and nearby town French Lick, IN, which later earned him nickname "the Hick from French Lick"
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Became all-time scoring leader while playing basketball for Springs Valley High School
1974:
Received basketball scholarship from Indiana University Hoosiers; dropped out after 24 days
1976:
Played for Indiana State University
1978:
Drafted by Bolton Celtics; held off playing to finish final college season
1979:
With Indiana State, first played against Magic Johnson during NCAA Championships; team lost to Johnson's Michigan State
1979:
Became highest-paid rookie in NBA history after signing with Boston Celtics
1980:
Named NBA Rookie of the Year
1983:
Won three consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player awards
1984:
Shared friendly yet competitive rivalry with Boston Celtics player Larry Bird; their respective teams played each other in three out of four NBA finals from 1984-87
1989:
Co-authored (with Bob Ryan) memoir <i>Drive: The Story of My Life</i>
1992:
Joined star-studded squad dubbed "the Dream Team" at Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain; team won gold
1992:
Announced retirement from professional basketball
1994:
Made cameo in basketball drama "Blue Chips"
1996:
Appeared in sport comedy "Celtic Pride" and family film "Space Jam"; latter starred fellow NBA legend Michael Jordan
1997:
Coached NBA team the Indiana Pacers
1998:
Named NBA Coach of the Year
1998:
Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
2003:
Served as President of Basketball Operations for Indiana Pacers
2009:
Published <i>When The Game Was Ours</i>, co-written with Magic Johnson (with Jackie MacMullan)
2010:
Famous rivalry documented in HBO's "Magic and Bird"
2012:
Named NBA Executive of the Year; announced he was parting ways with Pacers
2012:
Featured in documentary "The Dream Team"
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Education

Indiana State University: Terre Haute , Indiana - 1976 - 1979

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