Larry Bird Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth 

Larry Bird

Larry Bird is a household name and is usually considered to be the best basketball player of all time.

Wiki, Bio, Age,  Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Larry Bird was born on December 7, 1956, in West Baden Springs, Indiana, and raised in French Lick. After his parents divorced and his father committed himself when he was in high school, he had to deal with emotional turmoil. As a result, Larry’s family had financial difficulties.

Bird has three brothers, Mike, Mark, Jeff, and Eddie, and one sister, Linda. Georgia, his mother, struggled to raise the six children when her husband left her and committed himself. All of Larry Legend’s family incidents affected him because Larry Legend abandoned his family, yet this pushed him to pursue the opportunity to play basketball.

He became a basketball player, which enabled him to escape his family’s problems. He has been a standout player since his days at Spring Valley High School, where he averaged 31 points, 21 rebounds, and four assists as a senior.

Bird won a scholarship to Indiana State University in 1974 after proving himself as a star player in high school. Larry, however, was unable to complete his studies in Indiana owing to unforeseen circumstances. Just a year before Indiana, the American athlete returned to French Lick and enrolled at Northwood University.

Larry Legend earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1979. On the other hand, he enjoyed a good college basketball career. During his undergraduate career, he received multiple honours, including the Naismith College Player of the Year Award.

Larry Bird’s Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Larry Bird is a charming man with dark brown hair and brown eyes. The French Lick Hick has yellow-toned tanned skin. His height is reported as 6 ft 9 in (2.06m), and his weight is 220lb (100kg).

Larry appears to be in good shape and has an athletic body, but he had to have back fusion surgery, which ended his playing career. He is now in his 60s, and his body is no longer as athletic as it once was. Bird’s hair has faded significantly, but he still has those gorgeous blue eyes.

Larry Bird
Larry Bird posing for a photograph(source Instagram)

Larry Bird’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

Larry Legend married Janet Condra in 1975, but after a year, they began to have problems that almost led to their divorce.

They did, however, have a daughter Corrie before officially splitting up in 1977. Bird later married Dinah Mattingly in 1989, and the pair has two children.

Bird’s early upbringing was marred by emotional and financial turmoil following the death of his father, Claude Joseph, a Korean War veteran.

Larry mentioned in multiple interviews that his history has always kept him motivated, even despite all of his current success and economic stability.

Larry Bird’s Profession & Career

Larry was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1978, but he wanted to finish his final season at Indiana University, thus he did not join the Celtics.

The Celtics had decided not to pay Bird more than any other player, but he eventually signed a five-year, $3.25 million contract with the Celtics, making him the highest-paid rookie in his career. Along with Bird’s addition, the Celtics’ game improved when compared to the previous season’s 32 games.

As a result of his outstanding play with the Celtics, he was named to the All-Star team and was named Rookie of the Year. He was a Celtics player until his retirement, but he was always a member of the team as an advisor.

Bird also competed at the World University Games in Sofia in 1977, where he won gold with the US team, and in the Summer Olympics in 1992.

Larry Bird’s Salary and Net Worth

The Indiana native was the highest-paid rookie of the year, earning $3.25 million over five years with the Celtics, an average of $650,000 a year. Bird retired in 1992 after a career that spanned 879 games.

The American greatest basketball player was still working as a coach and executive in the NBA, which had helped him overcome his early low-income lifestyle, which he had highlighted in multiple interviews. Larry Bird’s net worth is now believed to be more than $75 million. The great player was the first to earn $5 million.

Aside from that, the basketballer’s NBA career earnings totalled $24,070,000. During the 1991-92 season, he earned the most money, $7,070,000. He has also dabbled in business, owning a hotel and restaurant in Indiana, as well as a car dealership.

Similarly, the well-known celebrity earns a good living from endorsement arrangements with corporations such as Heinz Corporation.

Quick Facts

Full NameLarry Joe Bird
Birth DateDecember 7, 1956
Birth PlaceWest Baden Springs, Indiana, United States of America
Nick NameThe Hick from French Lick and Larry Legend
Father’s NameClaude Joseph “Joe” Bird
Mother’s NameGeorgia
SiblingsYes (Ally Elaine Smith)
Age65 Years Old
Height6 feet 9 inches
Weight100 Kg
Shoe Size17
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGrey
Body MeasurementN/A
Children3 children
ProfessionBasketball Player, Coach, and executive
Net Worth$75 million
PositionSmall Forward/Power Forward
Jersey Number#33
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