Learn the Inspiring Story of the Legendary Forward Larry Bird!
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In Larry Bird: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier forwards, Larry Bird. Larry Bird had a profound impact on the Boston Celtics’ franchise throughout the 1980s, leading the franchise to three NBA Championships. With an extraordinary ability as a two-way player, Bird was gritty, full of heart, and the definition of a superstar.
Since retiring from professional basketball, Bird has served many roles, as a head coach and president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers. He has continued making history in post-retirement, as he is the only individual to be league MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year. Read on to learn Bird’s inspiring story.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:
- Childhood and Early Life
- High School Career
- College Career
- Larry Bird’s NBA Career
- Getting Drafted
- Rookie Season
- The Dawn of the Boston Big Three, First NBA Title
- Falling Short
- First MVP, Finals Battle with the Lakers, Second NBA Title
- Second MVP, Finals Rematch with the Lakers
- MVP Three-Peat, Third NBA Championship
- 50-40-90 Season, Last Finals Appearance
- Second 50-40-90 Season, End of the Reign as the Kings of the East
- Injury Season
- Return from Injury, First Round Exit
- Injury-Prone Season, Beginning of the End of a Legendary Career
- Final NBA Season
- 1992 Olympics: The Dream Team
- Life After Retirement
- Rivalry with Magic Johnson
- Larry Bird’s Personal Life
- Larry Bird’s Impact on Basketball
- Larry Bird’s Legacy
An excerpt from the book:
If there were a player in the history of the NBA that deserves to be called a legend, that man would be none other than Larry Bird. All-Star appearances, clutch plays, highlight moments, personal awards, MVP’s, and championships. You can name any accolade in the NBA, and Larry Bird has achieved them all in his truly stellar 13-year NBA career. Just looking at all those achievements and his career averages of 24.3 points, ten rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.7 steals, you would immediately understand why he is a legitimate NBA legend.
Larry Bird is also considered as one of the best shooters in the history of the league. In Bird, you have a guy standing almost 6’10” who could shoot the lights out of the basketball. He has the size of a power forward but with the shooting touch of an off guard. No wonder he has a career shooting percentage of 49.6% from the floor, 37.6% from the three-point line, and 88.6% from the foul stripe. With those shooting numbers, Larry Bird was a two-time member of the 50-40-90 club. Though Larry’s offensive skill set belonged to that of a shooting guard, he could pass the ball as well as a point guard while rebounding possessions at the rate of a center. With those skills and abilities, Larry Bird is also one of the most versatile players the NBA has ever seen.
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