Larry Bird unquestionably is one of the greatest NBA players ever. Moreover, he’s considered to be one of the best white basketball players ever, if not the best.
Magic Johnson once said there will never be another Larry Bird. Michael Jordan has, on numerous occasions, said Bird was a fantastic player. Even such legends as Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain listed Bird on their top-5 all-time players’ list.
Bird 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 voted to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. He played a total of 897 NBA games (starting 870), averaging 24.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 6.3 apg.
Below are 12 super-cool GIFs of Bird, doing his thing – hitting clutch shots, dishing out unbelievable passes… and just waving a towel. Enjoy!
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