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Larry Bird Net Worth

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Larry Bird net worth:
$45 Million

Larry Bird information

Larry Bird information

Birth date: December 7, 1956 age 58
Birth place: West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
Height:6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight:220 lbs (100 kg)
Profession:Basketball player, Basketball Coach, Coach, Athlete
Education:Indiana State University (1976–1979), Springs Valley High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Dinah Mattingly (m. 1989), Janet Condra (m. 1975–1976)
Children:Corrie Bird, Connor Bird, Mariah Bird

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Larry Bird is also known as L. Joe Bird, Larry the Legend, The Hick from French Lick, The Great White Hope and Kodak. L. J. Bird is an American basketball player, athlete and also a great basketball coach who has been able to build up net worth as amazingly huge as $45 million. Larry is known for his basketball playing with the Boston Celtics, and this is also one of the main reasons why nowadays the estimated net worth of The Hick from French Lick is so huge. For example, for only the 1991-1992 season he was paid more that 7 million dollars.

Larry Bird Net Worth $45 Million

Larry Joe Bird was born on December 7, 1956, in West Barden, Indiana. Joe Bird was raised together with his five brothers in a poor family, as their mother was divorced during Larry’s school years. The childhood of Bird definitely can’t be called happy – he did not only try to play basketball in order to escape from the problems at home, but also tried to commit suicide. At that time Larry was playing for his school, Springs Valley High School, and already at the young age had shown great results. Actually he even became a star in school as the person who was able to hit a long-time school record. Later, when he studied at Indiana State University, Larry continued to play basketball, but at that time his Mother did not know he was planning to associate his future life with basketball and earn such a great net worth.

The big career of Bird started in 1978, when he was invited to play for the Boston Celtics in the NBA. That was a great success for Larry’s net worth as he was finally able to earn a huge sum of money by himself. Later no one could doubt about how rich is Larry Joe Bird, as he was able to become one of several players who were NBA All-Stars. Of course, about that time the net worth estimated by Larry Joe Bird increased so amazingly high, that he could easily be considered as one of the richest athletes of our time, although actually the biggest success in the financial side of Larry’s career was in year 1992, when he was paid 7 million dollars.

Talking about all the earnings Larry made as a basketball star, we should mention that for playing from 1985 until 1993 Bird’s net worth increased to $16,270,000. And this is the biggest source of money which is used to estimate Bird’s net worth.

Talking about Larry’s career above the sports, he is also known as an actor who has appeared in several movies. The first time Larry was seen on TV was in 1994, when “Blue Chips” directed by William Friedkin was released. Later Joe Bird also appeared in the “Celtic Pride” and “Space Jam”. But of course, all these appearances could not even stand near this great career which Larry has made in basketball. So now you know all about Larry Bird’s net worth.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Jam 1996 Larry Bird

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Futurama 2013 TV Series Himself
The Doctor 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Dream Team 2012 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Announcement 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Homecoming with Rick Reilly 2010 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Back in the Day 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
NBA Ballers 2004 Video Game Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The 2000 NBA Finals 2000 TV Series Himself - Indiana Pacers Head Coach
Michael Jordan: His Airness 1999 Video documentary Himself
NBA 100 Greatest Plays 1999 Video Himself
1998 NBA All-Star Game 1998 TV Movie Himself - Eastern Conference Head Coach
Celtic Pride 1996 Himself
Blue Chips 1994 Himself
Marathon 1992 Documentary Himself
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad 1992 TV Mini-Series Himself
Larry Bird: A Basketball Legend 1992 Video documentary Himself
The NBA Dream Team 1992 Video documentary Himself
1990 NBA All-Star Game 1990 TV Movie Himself
NBA Superstars 1990 Video documentary Himself
NBA Awesome Endings 1989 Video documentary Himself
1988 NBA All-Star Game 1988 TV Movie Himself
1987 NBA All-Star Game 1987 TV Movie Himself
1986 NBA All-Star Game 1986 TV Movie Himself
The NBA on CBS 1985 TV Series Himself - Boston Celtics Forward
1985 NBA All-Star Game 1985 TV Movie Himself
1984 NBA All-Star Game 1984 TV Movie Himself
1983 NBA All-Star Game 1983 TV Movie Himself
1982 NBA All-Star Game 1982 TV Movie Himself
1981 NBA All-Star Game 1981 TV Movie Himself
Magic vs. Bird: The 1979 NCAA Championship Game 1979 TV Movie Indiana State Player

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kobe Bryant's Muse 2015 TV Special documentary Himself
Mike & Mike 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Indiana Pacers President / Himself
30 for 30 2014 TV Series documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 Induced into the Indiana State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.
2 Inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.
3 The Indiana Pacers announced that Bird will become president of basketball operations. [July 2003]
4 On June 27, 2012, a day before the 2012 NBA Draft, Bird and the Pacers parted ways. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his leaving. [June 2012]
5 Inducted into the ESPN Boston Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Red Auerbach, Bobby Orr, Bill Russell, and Ted Williams.
6 The logo for the twitter.com social website, Larry the Bird, is named after him.
7 On June 27, 2012, a day before the 2012 NBA Draft, Bird and the Pacers parted ways. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his leaving.
8 Led the Indiana State Sycamores to an undefeated season, and on to the national championship where they lost to Michigan State. Their star player was Magic Johnson.
9 Known for his shooting abilities, Bird had a career free throw shooting accuracy of 89% and a career three point shooting accuracy of 38%.
10 Boston Celtics All-Time Steals Leader (1,556).
11 Boston Celtics All-Time Turnovers Leader (2,816).
12 Originally went to Indiana University on a basketball scholarship to play for the legendary Bobby Knight, but dropped out before his first season and never played for the Hoosiers.
13 Drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1978 as a junior-eligible, but didn't join them until 1979. Led the Celtics to what was then the greatest single-season turnaround in NBA history (from 20 wins to 61) and to the conference finals in the 1979-1980 season.
14 After dropping out of Indiana University, he hitch-hiked back home to French Lick, worked for a year, and then enrolled at Indiana State University.
15 Children: Corrie Bird by ex-wife Janet Condra; adopted son Connor and daughter Mariah with wife Dinah.
16 Indiana State University, BA (Physical Education) 1979
17 Ex-wife, Janet Condra, was his childhood sweetheart.
18 Signed the then-largest rookie contract in NBA history - 5 years, $3,250,000 - with the Boston Celtics. (8 June 1979)
19 Named NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Indiana Pacers to a 58-24 record, the best in franchise history. (12 May 1998)
20 Announces retirement. (18 August 1992)
21 The only non-center to win 3 consecutive NBA MVP awards. (2 June 1986)
22 The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1979). Naismith Award winner (1979). John R. Wooden Award winner (1979). The Sporting News All-America First Team (1978, 1979). Holds 30 Indiana State records, including most points (2,850), steals (240) and rebounds (1,247).
23 All-NBA Second Team (1990). NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982-1984). Twelve- time NBA All-Star (1980-1988, 1990-1992). NBA All-Star Game MVP (1982). Long Distance Shootout Winner (1986-1988). Led the NBA in free throw shooting (1984, 1986, 1990). NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996). Member of gold medal- winning U.S. Olympic Team (1992).
24 Is twice-married, and the father of 3 children.
25 Considered one of, if not the, greatest basketball players of all time. Played for the Boston Celtics from 1979 - 1992 and became coach of the Indiana Pacers in 1997.
26 Named Coach of the Year in the NBA 1997-1998 Season.
27 Inducted into to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.

#Quote
1 (to his fellow competitors before the 1987 Three Point Competition) "All right, who's coming in second place today?"
2 A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.


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