Larry Bird (1992 – Upper Deck #507)

Larry Joe Bird played forward for the Boston Celtics for 13 years (1979 – ’92) and was a Coach of the Indiana Pacers for 4 years (1997 – 2000). With the Celtics, he was a 3-time NBA MVP (1984 – ’86 consecutively) and a member of 3 NBA Championship Teams. He was also a 12-time All-Star (MVP of All-Star game in 1982) and was voted to the 1st Team All-NBA 9 times (1980 – ’88 consecutively). He was the NBA Rookie of the Year (1980) and he won the 3-point Shootout at the All-Star game three times. Bird won other accolades too numerous to list. Larry Bird was inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall Of Fame in 1998. Bird is currently (2015) the President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers. His uniform number (#33) has been retired by Celitics. His College Alma Mater was Indiana State U. where he was the College Player of the Year for 1978/’79 and his team was in the NCAA Finals against Magic Johnson and Michigan State U.
Larry Bird 1992 Upperdeck #507

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One response to “Larry Bird (1992 – Upper Deck #507)

  1. Larry Bird was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He played college ball for Indiana St and played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics and had a one handed jump shot, if I recall correctly, and was “deadly” with it! He was as good a player I ever saw in his own unique way! He was in that “special class” of players that seldom come along anymore, but remember each generation has their own heroes that cannot be compared fairly with others, just like Ali cannot be compared to Joe Louis, or Jackie Robinson to Brooks Robinson, or Roberto Clemente to Ted Williams. They all came from a different time and that is why they cannot be compared, or Phil Rizzuto to Derrick Jeter. It just doesn’t work!

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