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Summary

Larry Bird (born as Larry Joe Bird in West Baden, Indiana) is a famous Coach from USA, he is 63 years old and still alive, born December 7, 1956.

Biography

Larry Bird is a former American basketball player.

Bird played for the Boston Celtics between 1979 and 1992. The first couple of years he was with Magic Johnson, the main reason that the NBA multiplied both their popularity and their sales. The last summer before he retired as a player, he was part of the legendary Dream Team.

Bird was not particularly fast or strong, but he was relatively high (206 cm) and had a knack for finding ways to do to succeed. He was a good fit, a very good shooter and an intense competitor.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Larry.

Related authors: Magic Johnson

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Bird

Famous quotes by Larry Bird (20)


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"The best players will play. That's the way it will always be"
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"I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American"
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"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game"
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"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals"
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"What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know?"
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"I've been around a while. I kinda know these things"
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"When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball"
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"The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me"
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"Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players"
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"If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank, but the children always came first"
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"It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer"
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"I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end"
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"But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever"
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"Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds"
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"I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it"
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"While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course"
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"The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson"
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"Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around"
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"Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got"
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"I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody - somewhere - was practicing more than me"


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