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Larry Bird

Data de nascimento: 7. Dezembro 1956
Outros nomes:Larry Joe Bird


Larry Joe Bird é um ex-jogador e treinador de basquete norte-americano, considerado um dos maiores da história.

Citações Larry Bird

„I wanted to compete at the highest level again - and that's the NBA.“

— Larry Bird
Dan Weber (October 30, 1997) "Life Is Still Good For Coach Larry", Post-Tribune, p. C1.


„I've always been interested in jobs in the NBA. But I've been in this for 20 years and it might be time to do something else.“

— Larry Bird
Sam Smith (February 14, 2000) "Bird's Flight Path May End at Boston", Chicago Tribune, p. 12.

„I'm a firm believer in that you play the way you practice.“

— Larry Bird
Michael Marot (May 24, 2000) "Pacers Notebook/Pacers Make Turnaround", The Journal Gazette, p. 2B.

„Basketball has been my life and I worked at it so hard because I enjoyed it so much.“

— Larry Bird
Sam Smith (December 25, 1991) "Bird Still Celtics' Main Man - At Age 35, He's Enjoying Basketball More Than Ever", Chicago Tribune, p. 1.

„Who in their right mind wouldn't listen to what Larry Bird tells them? He knows what it takes to be a successful player, and he's letting us do the things to have the success.“

— Larry Bird
Reggie Miller — reported in Associated Press (May 12, 1998) "Report Says Bird Is Coach of the Year", The Orlando Sentinel, p. C4.


„I hate to lose more than I like to win.“

— Larry Bird
Douglas S. Looney (May 22, 1998) "Larry Bird : Doer and Teacher", Christian Science Monitor, p. 8.

„Larry Bird is what keeps me going. He's my measuring stick. I don't think I would be as interested in the game if I weren't trying to play better than him.“

— Larry Bird
Magic Johnson — reported in Alan Goldstein (February 7, 1988) "Five at the Top of Their Game; Bird, Johnson aren't alone anymore as best players in the NBA", Baltimore Sun, p. 19.

„The guy has been there. What he tells us is not just what he believes deep down, but what he knows, because he has been through it.“

— Larry Bird
Chris Mullin — reported in John Brennan (May 30, 1999) "Pacers: Timing Is On Our Side", The Record, p. S1.


„Larry is different than people think. He really loves the game and is really smart. He has the innate ability to focus on what's important and has a great feel for players. He knows how to deal with people. He's direct and definite. I think the players appreciate that.“

— Larry Bird
Donnie Walsh — reported in Sam Smith (February 8, 2004) "Bird sets fast pace - Hall of Fame player and former coach Larry Bird finds 'every day's exciting' in his first go-around as general manager of the Indiana Pacers", Chicago Tribune, p. 11.

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