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Larry Bird

Full name: Larry Joe Bird
Nickname(s): The Hick from French Lick
Gender: Male
Height: 6-8.5 (205 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: December 7, 1956 in French Lick, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Boston Celtics, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Basketball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Biography

Larry Bird ranks as one of the all-time top players of the NBA. He starred in college at Indiana State, taking them to the NCAA final game in 1979, virtually as a one-man team. In the final, they played Michigan State, led by "Magic" Johnson, and together their rivalry would eventually be responsible for the resurgence of the NBA in the 1980s. Bird was named NBA rookie-of-the-year in 1979-80, playing with the Boston Celtics, and remained with that franchise for his entire professional career. With Johnson playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, their rivalry continued as they met in three NBA finals. In all, Bird led the Celtics to the NBA title three times (1981, 1984 and 1986) and was also named league MVP on three occasions. The forward, sometimes called "The Great White Hope", was considered one the greatest pure shooters ever. He suffered from back injuries in the later years of his career, but despite this, was named to the legendary American "Dream Team" that played at the Barcelona Olympics. While Bird's playing time was limited, the Americans easily took the gold. Following the Olympics, Bird retired from the sport, assuming an assistant coaching position with the Celtics. From 1997 to 2000, he coached the Indiana Pacers, being named Coach of the Year in 1998. He later became President of Basketball Operations for the Pacers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST STL TOV BLK
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-08-08 USA 117, CRO 85 0 2 0 1 0 0
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-06 USA 127, LTU 76 10 6 6 2 0 0
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1992-08-04 USA 115, PUR 77 7 5 1 1 1 0
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #1 1 1992-07-26 USA 116, ANG 48 9 3 0 1 0 0
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1992-07-27 USA 103, CRO 70 3 3 1 4 1 0
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #8 1 1992-07-29 USA 111, GER 68 19 1 2 3 0 0
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #12 1 1992-07-31 USA 127, BRA 83 5 6 1 0 1 1
1992 Summer 35 Barcelona Basketball United States USA Group A Match #15 1 1992-08-02 USA 122, ESP 81 14 4 3 2 2 0
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