The Boston Celtics have a lot to be happy and thankful about right now.
Because of all that, the team is the top team in the East and is spoken of as a true Finals contender, again.
But the busy, hard-working team is taking a moment to commemorate one of the greatest Celtics stars ever.
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) December 7, 2022
Wednesday is Larry Bird‘s 66th birthday.
The Hall of Famer did so much during his time in the league, claiming 12 All-Star appearances, 3 championships for his Celtics, 3 NBA MVP trophies, 2 Finals MVPs, and a spot on the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
There aren’t many guys like Bird, who changed the game, commanded his team, and earned a rightful place in NBA history.
It doesn’t matter if you call him Kodak, Larry Legend, or the Great White Hope, everyone can agree that Bird is one of a kind.
During his 13 years in the NBA from 1979 to 1992, Bird was a dominant force and became the face of his Celtics.
His career average was 24.3 points, 10 rebounds, and 6.3 assists on a wild 49.6% from the field and 37.6% from the three-point line.
Following his time playing for the Celtics, Bird moved on to coaching the Indiana Pacers for a few years, where he earned NBA Coach of the Year in 1998.
He was then an executive for the Pacers but stepped down from the position back in 2017.
Since then, he has remained close to the team and helps advise them.
From the Celtics to the Pacers and everywhere in between, Bird is still considered one of the greatest to ever participate in the NBA.