As of October 2014, Larry Bird is the president for basketball operations for the National Basketball Association's Indiana Pacers. In June of 2012, Bird announced that he was leaving his position as president for basketball operations for the Pacers, citing health issues as one of the reasons for his decision. One year later, the Pacers announced that Bird was returning to his former position.Know More
Bird worked for the Boston Celtics organization after his retirement as a player in August of 1992 as a special assistant in the team's front office. His relationship with the Pacers organization started in 1997 when he accepted the Pacers' offer to become the team's head coach. In his three years as head coach, Bird helped the Pacers reach the Eastern Conference Finals in the 1997-1998 season, win the Central Division title in the 1998-1999 season and reach the NBA Finals in the 1999-2000 season. Bird retired from coaching after the 2000 season, but returned to the Pacers organization in 2003 as president of basketball operations.
As an NBA player, Bird spent his entire career with the Boston Celtics. He helped the team win the NBA championship in 1981, 1984 and 1986. Bird was named the NBA Finals MVP in 1984 and 1986, and he was the NBA Most Valuable Player from 1984 to 1986.Learn more about Athletes
National Basketball Association (NBA) player Chris Bosh was compared to a dinosaur, specifically a raptor, when he played for the Toronto Raptors. Bosh reportedly resembled the Toronto mascot thanks to his loud, open-mouthed, screaming celebrations of joy on the basketball court. Bosh as a dinosaur became a meme in June 2014 during the NBA playoffs. Bosh played with the Raptors from 2003 to 2010.Full Answer >
Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal ("Shaq") won four championships during his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won three consecutive titles from 2000 to 2002 as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He won his fourth and final title with the Miami Heat in 2006.Full Answer >
LeBron James is a basketball player who stars in the National Basketball Association. James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. He stands 6 feet 8 inches tall.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan wore number 45 when he returned to the National Basketball Association (NBA) in March 1995 because he said he would never wear number 23 again as it was the last number his father, who had passed away prior to that, saw him play in. He switched to his classic number 23 in game two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and, as a result, the Bulls had to pay a $25,000 fine.Full Answer >