Larry Bird selling his house in Florida for $4.8 million


bird-pacersNBA Legend, Hall of Famer, president of the Indiana Pacers Larry Bird is selling his his home in Naples, Fl., for $4.8 million, according to ABC News.

The former Boston Celtics player recently signed a multiyear contract with the Pacers.

He and his wife bought the property for the home over a decade ago. The built their four-bedroom, six-bathroom home on 0.4 acres of land. The place also includes a “state-of-the-art home theater”.

Bird was drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Bird started at small forward and power forward for thirteen seasons. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) three times.

He played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

Due to chronic back problems, he retired as a player in 1992. He was a member of the Dream Team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Bird was voted to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.

Bird played a total of 897 NBA games (starting 870), averaging 24.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 6.3 apg.

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