Drive: The Story of My Life by Larry BirdOf all the people I play against, the only one I truly fear is Larry Bird.--Magic Johnson, from the Foreword.The heart and soul of a champion: his life, his career, his game. To understand basketball, you have to understand Larry Bird. Arguably the greatest all-around player the game has ever known, he led the Boston Celtics from the basement to three world championships, collecting three NBA Most Valuable Player awards along the way. Yet, despite these massive accomplishments, Bird has rarely talked to the press, and much about the man has remained a mystery. Now in Drive, the long-silent superstar sets the record straight, revealed a side of himself-and of basketball-youve never see before. Inside, youll learn Birds most private feelings about: The momentous decision to transfer from Bobby Knights Indiana University to Indiana State. The heartbreak of his fathers suicide and his own failed marriage. The single-minded discipline that tumed a small-town hero into a national superstar. The Boston Garden and the legendary Celtic charm. The Isiah Thomas controversy and the fierce Celtic-Laker rivalry. The great players of the NBA: including Magic Johnson, Dominique Wilkins, and Michael Jordan, and much more. here is the book that puts a basketball legend-and his game-on the line. And scores!
What Was Larry Bird's Best Season?
With his extensive list of accolades, Larry Bird had his number 33 retired by the Celtics. There are many Celtics Legends, but there is only one man whose nickname actually is Legend. Larry Bird might be the most well-known Celtics player of all time, and his incredible career led to him being dubbed with an iconic nickname: Larry Legend. He was born on Dec. Located in the southwest portion of Indiana, West Baden and nearby French Lick were the cities where Bird turned himself from a young boy into a basketball phenom.
Larry Bird - The Greatest
Following his retirement in , Bird became a successful head coach and front-office executive with the Indiana Pacers. Bird's number was "33" in high school, at Indiana State and as a player for the Boston Celtics. The Celtics retired the number in Bird also led the Celtics in rebounding, with an average of Those three players would form a legendary frontline, perhaps the greatest in NBA history. The Celtics and Lakers dominated, with one team or the other, or both, appearing in every NBA championship throughout the decade. Bird was already known after two years in the league for consistent, clutch scoring and tenacious defense, which seemed especially uncanny as he was not particularly fast on his feet; instead, Bird developed a reputation for not merely responding to his opponents' moves, but anticipating how they would unfold ahead of time.