One of the greatest players to ever pick up a basketball and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports, Larry Bird has an incredible story to tell. Surprisingly, five players were taken ahead of “Larry Legend” in the 1978 NBA Draft, and that worked out great for the Boston Celtics.
Bird decided to remain at Indiana State to play his senior season and joined the Celtics the next year. He was named the league’s Rookie of the Year for the 1979-80 season and was voted onto the Eastern Conference All-Star team (an honor he received each of his 12 full seasons in the NBA). In the 1980–81 season, Bird led the Celtics to victory in the NBA Finals, his first of three championships.
Both as a college player and NBA star, Larry Bird was known for his great rivalry with Magic Johnson. Bird’s humble roots (which affectionately earned him the nickname “the hick from French lick”), strong work ethic and straight-shooting style served him well in the NBA. Teammates have frequently commented that he elevated their level of performance through his selfless play and leadership.
In 1992, Bird joined his friend and frequent rival Magic Johnson along with other NBA stars to play for the United States in the Barcelona Olympics. Soon after the “Dream Team” won the gold medal, Bird announced he was retiring from the NBA. He of course is now a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and currently works in the front office of the Indiana Pacers.
It’s not easy to arrange for a Larry Bird appearance on your own, and if you don’t have experience in the area of celebrity speaker negotiations you could end up overpaying. That’s where TSE comes in. We can help negotiate the best possible Larry Bird speaker fee and make the whole process easy for you.
**Larry Bird Speaker**
A Larry Bird speaker appearance brings a lot to the table – he was never the fastest or most athletic guy on the court, but he achieved his stardom through hard work and dedication. Few athletes are as uniquely qualified to be a motivational speaker as Larry Bird.
**Larry Bird Appearance**
There have been three Larry Bird appearances in movies since his retirement – Blue Chips, Space Jam (with Michael Jordan) and Celtic Pride. A Larry Bird appearance at your next conference or event will have a huge impact on attendees.
**Larry Bird Endorsement**
Perhaps the most famous Larry Bird commercial endorsement was the McDonald’s ad with Michael Jordan, where the NBA stars took turns making impossible shots. Larry Bird has also endorsed Converse shoes and he remains a popular spokesman to this
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