NBA Fans From the 1970s Go Crazy as Moustached Larry Bird Photo Resurfaces: “One of the Greatest American Inventions”

The all-time great NBA player, Larry Bird, is one of the most influential players in the league. Over the course of his illustrious career, Bird has won three NBA titles, two Finals MVP awards, and three regular season MVP awards. He famously won the Rookie of the Year award over another all-time great Magic Johnson. This contributed to one of the fiercest rivalries in league history between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. Bird and Magic pushed each other to get better, which helped them become great.


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Larry Bird came from a very humble background in French Lick, Indiana. When he was in high school, his parents divorced. And a year later his father committed suicide. Bird spent long hours on the basketball court to escape family troubles. He soon became one of the best high school players and then played for Indiana State University.


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Coming from a small town, Bird initially found school life difficult and dropped out. He then rejoined the school the next year and led it to its first-ever NCAA tournament.

The iconic Larry Bird look

The Celtics drafted Larry Bird sixth overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft. But he decided to finish his college education and joined them in 1979. He then became one of the superstars in the NBA. The talented forward was way ahead of his time when it came to basketball skills. However, he wasn’t into fashion. He’s not the most conspicuous player off the pitch. Recently, an old picture of Larry Bird supporting McDonald’s made the rounds on Twitter. And fans go wild at the sight of his mustache and hairstyle. Here are some of the reactions:

The Celtics already had 13 titles under their belt when Bird joined them. They were the most successful team in NBA history at the time. The Lakers, on the other hand, had won six titles at that point. However, they were on the rise after legendary owner, the late Jerry Buss, took over.


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The Lakers drafted Magic Johnson as their first pick in the 1979 NBA draft. He started out with superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. However, Bird won the Rookie of the Year award, adding to their rivalry. Throughout their careers, Magic and Bird have fought some massive battles on the court. However, the two remain very close friends.

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