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					Larry Bird
The Living Legend
    Jenny Singh
        P.1
               The Early Bird
•   Born French Lick, IN
•   Springs Valley High (70-74)
•   Showed work ethic early
•   Morning practice
•   One game: 54 points



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                                              College Years
                                                               •   Determined
                                                               •   College Player of Year
                                                               •   1979 All-American
                                                               •   NCAA Finals in 1979
                                                               •   IU (‘74-75) I.S.U. (‘75-79)



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                  The Celtics
•   Drafted in 1779-80 season
•   Rookie of the Year (1980)
•   Leading scorer
•   Played from 1979-92
•   NBA All-Star 12 times
•   MVP (1984, ‘85, ‘86)

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       Champions of the World
                                             • Earned respect
                                             • 1980-81, 1984, 1986
                                             • Big Three
                                               – Kevin
                                               – Robert
                                               – Larry



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                The Final Years
•   Modest about accomplishments
•   Retired in 1992
•   Bird-Magic Era ended
•   Number retired in ‘93




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              Accomplishments


•   Rookie of the Year
•   Seven time All-Star
•   Three time MVP
•   Gold Medal Champion     http://www.larrylegend.com/fanpics/larry/larry.html

•   3 World Championships
                                            The Coach
                                                         •   Leader on/off court
                                                         •   Pacers in 1997-2000
                                                         •   Second best in East
                                                         •   Record 58-28
                                                         •   Coach of the Year ‘98


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                    Works Consulted
•   Sullivan, James. Great Athletes. 15 Oct. 2003
         <http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=5373386&db=ulh
•   Hall of Famers. 2003. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Inc. 17
          Oct. 2003 <http://www.hoophall.com/halloffamers/bird.htm>.
•   Montville, Leigh. "Larry Bird, Legend." Sports Illustrated 15 Feb. 1993. 15
          Oct. 2003 <http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=9302111177&db=ulh >.
•   Shaw, Mark. Larry Legend. New York: Masters P, 1998. 3-328.

				
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