10 Things You May Not Know Larry Bird

Larry Bird was not only a basketball prodigy but also an accomplished high school baseball player.

Bird's upbringing was in a small town named French Lick in Indiana. 

One of the most iconic rivalries in college basketball history was between Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores and Magic Johnson's Michigan State Spartans in the 1979 NCAA championship game. 

Larry Bird won three consecutive NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards from 1984 to 1986. 

After retiring as a player, Bird transitioned to an executive role with the Indiana Pacers. He served as the team's head coach 

Bird won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 1992 "Dream Team."  

Bird was known for his fierce competitiveness and memorable trash-talking on the court.  

Over his entire NBA career, Bird averaged 24.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game. 

Bird's shooting skills revolutionized the importance of the three-point shot in the NBA.  

He was involved in various philanthropic efforts, including raising funds for causes like the fight against multiple sclerosis. 

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