Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Larry Bird

Boston Celtics
6-9 220 Forward

What else can he do?... Another regular-season MVP award, another postseason MVP award, another NBA championship ring... "Well," he said, "I can do it all again." Don't bet that he won't... Struggled until late December, as back and elbow ailments held him to 44-percent accuracy from the field. "I couldn't bend over or anything," said Bird. "But when my injuries went away, I felt there was nothing I couldn't do."... Did it all... Led NBA in free-throw shooting and won three-point field-goal contest during All-Star weekend... Named NBA Player of the Month twice... Born Dec. 7, 1956, in French Lick, Ind.... A future eligible pick by Celtics, who chose him sixth overall in 1978 draft... Last season, Indiana State product was fourth in league in scoring (25.8 ppg), seventh in rebounding (9.8 rpg), fourth in three-point field-goal percentage (.423) adn nith in steals (166)... Tied three others for most field goals made in a game with 21... Makes $1.8 million... The best there is and, arguably, the best there has ever been.

Relevant Stats:
25.8 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 6.8 apg, 2 stls/game, .496 FG, .423 3ptFG

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