About Larry Bird Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Drafted by the Boston Celtics as sixth overall in 1978 is one of the legends of NBA, none other than Larry Joe Bird. This retired NBA player was born on December 7, 1956. He started his first thirteen seasons as a small and power forward, together with forward Kevin McHale and center Robert Parish, also two NBA legends. Bird retired from the Association in 1992 because of back problems. In 1996, he was voted to the well-known NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and was elected in 1998 to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bird also served as the head coach from 1997 to 2000 of the Indiana Pacers. He got the presidency of the Pacers’ basketball operations in 2003 and still holds it up to now. Before he has attended Indiana State University, Bird married Janet Condra, his girlfriend way back in high school. Although the marriage lasted only for a very short span of 11 months, it has born into the world on August 11, 1977 a daughter named Corrie.
Remarkable for all of his contributions to the association like Lebron James, his daughter appeared in 1998 on The Oprah Winfrey Show. It was here where she revealed that she was the daughter of the basketball legend from the first marriage, although he has denied until the middle of 80’s his paternity. In the said show, Corrie Bird has expressed her desire to connect with her father whom she has not laid eyes on for 17 years. Her story was not just shown in 20/20 but was also made to an article of Sports Illustrated’s September 4, 1998 issue. Bird’s daughter, just like him, has also played basketball in her high school years and went to study in Indiana State University where she got her degree in elementary education.
Bird’s personal life is as interesting as his basketball career so you better get his memorabilia now before time runs out. There are also items of Jason Kidd and the league’s tallest player, Yao Ming.
There are times when this legend’s name is misspelled as Lary Bird, Larrie Bird, Larie Bird, Larrey Bird, Larey Bird, Larry Bhird and Larry Birde.