12 Most Famous Larry Bird Quotes to Inspire You
“Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball. I didn’t play against the toughest competition in high school, but one reason I was able to do well in college was that I mastered the fundamentals. You’ve got to have them down before you can even think about playing.”Larry Bird
15 Inspirational Larry Bird Quotes to Motivate and Empower You (LEADERSHIP)
“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.”Larry Bird
“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.”Larry Bird
“I was always making decisions and they were easier decisions because I had control of the game, I had control of the ball. As a coach you sort of put the ball in other player’s hands and let them make decisions for you. But I still get a kick out of winning basketball games and that’s what I’m in this for.”Larry Bird
Larry Bird Short Biography
Born on 7 December 1956 in West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States, Larry Joe Bird was a former American basketball player and coach.
As a teen Bird used basketball to distract himself from his family life troubles. In 1974, he eventually earned a scholarship to play college basketball for Indiana University – Bloomington but withdrew after a year.
In 1975 he enrolled in Indiana State University, where he forged a successful college basketball career. He was selected for the 1978 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics but decided that he would finish his last year of college and entered the 1979 draft instead.
Larry Bird was awarded NBA MVP for 3 consecutive years in 1984-1986.
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