Larry Bird Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Larry Bird Net Worth – Larry Bird is a former professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics throughout his career before retiring to become a coach and later, president of basketball operations of the Indiana Pacers.
Larry Bird Net Worth 2020
Early Life, Family and Education:
Bird was born Larry Joe Bird, one of six children to Georgia (nee Kerns) and Claude Joseph Bird, on December 7, 1956, in West Baden Springs, Indiana. His father was a Korean War veteran while his mother worked two jobs at a time to support her family.
Bird attended Spring Valley High School where he was a star player who showed promising talent. During his time there, his parents divorced and about a year later, his father committed suicide. As all other personal family issues attempted to derail his ambition to play in the NBA, Bird found solace in the sport and went on to graduate from his high school as the all-time scoring leader after averaging 31 points per game.
Like every other promising high school athlete, Larry Bird, in 1974, received scholarship offers to attend a number of schools. He opted to join Indiana University to play for the Hoosiers but dropped out after a month as he found it difficult to adjust in his new environment. He returned home and enrolled at Northwood Institute in West Baden as he also worked municipal jobs to make ends meet.
After spending a year at Northwood, Bird transferred to Indiana State University in Terre Haute where he again found his love for basketball playing for the Sycamores. In his three-year-long college basketball career, Bird averaged 30.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. He helped his team reach the NCAA tournament final for the first time in its history in 1979. Despite losing the final game to Michigan State who was led by one Magic Johnson, Larry Bird still gained plaudits and awards, including the Naismith College Player of the Year Award.
Larry Bird is currently married to Dinah Bird (nee Mattingly) who was born on November 16, 1954. The couple got married in 1989 after his first marriage to Janet Condra, his high school sweetheart, ended. Larry and Dinah knew each other since his college days as they were both students at Indiana State University.
Together, the couple adopted two children; Conner and Mariah. Bird has an older biological daughter named Corrie from his first marriage.
Conner was in the news after he reportedly tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with his car at Indiana State University campus. He was immediately arrested and after he pled guilty to the charges, had his sentence deferred and was released. Mariah, on the other hand, was in the news after some publication mistook her to be Bird’s girlfriend.
Bird completed his schooling from Springs Valley (French Lick, Indiana), became Larry Bird after joining basketball, and has been a central figure in the Indiana Pacers organization after receiving retirement as a player for the Boston Celtics. However, Bird gave his resign from the position of the president just after the first round of the 2017 Eastern Conference playoffs.
6 ft 9 inches Bird stepped in Drafted into the NBA sixth generally by the Boston Celtics in 1978 at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons, spearheading one of the NBA’s most formidable frontcourts also contained center Robert Parish and power forward Kevin McHale.
He has been come out as a 12-time NBA All-Star and also has taken the title of the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) three consecutive times from 1984 to 1986. He had been served whole professional career for Boston in which named two NBA Finals MVP awards and three NBA championships.
He had entertained nicely with his extraordinary basketball skills to the audience all around the world, therefore, has been called one of the greatest shooters and greatest basketball players of all time.
Larry Bird married Dinah Mattingly in 1989, Larry has two adopted children, Conner and Mariah. Bird also has a biological daughter, from his first marriage to high school classmate Janet Condra.
Larry Joe Bird has received numerous achievements as NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA All-Star, NBA All-Star Game MVP, All-NBA First Team, All-NBA Second Team, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Adolph Rupp Trophy, NABC Player of the Year, AP National Player of the Year and others.
Being a coach, Bird also has been awarded NBA All-Star Game head coach and NBA Coach of the Year, as an executive bagged NBA Executive of the Year.
His net worth is $55 million.