Celebrating Larry Bird on his 59th birthday

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BOSTON - 1978: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics signs to play with the Boston Celtics in 1978 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1978 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - UNDATED: Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics talks with the media at his contract signing press conferece circa 1979-1990 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1970 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - 1979: (L-R) Bill Fitch, Larry Bird #33 and Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics pose for a portrait in 1979 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1979 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 7: Celtics owner Harry T. Mangurian, manager Red Auerbach, Larry Bird and coach Bill Fitch on June 7, 1979. (Photo by Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
UNDATED: Boston Celtics' center Larry Bird #33 shoots from the foul line during a game. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
UNDATED: Larry Bird #33 and Cedric Maxwell #31 of the Boston Celtics pose for a portrait circa the 1980's. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Boston - January 11, 1980: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics on defense during a game against the Atlanta Hawks . (Photo by Rogers Photo Archive/Getty images.)
BOSTON, MA - 1981: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics holds the championship trophy over his head during their 1997 Championship parade in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1981 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - MAY 18: Fans surround Boston Celtics Larry Bird, May 18, 1981. The Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - 1983: Boston Celtics' center Larry Bird #33 shoots from the foul line during a game at Boston Garden circa 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
BOSTON - 1984: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait in 1984 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1984 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
1985: Boston Celtis forward Larry Bird shoots during game. Mandatory Credit: Allsport /Allsport
1985: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics poses for a photo in his truck. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice and Credit: Copyright 2001 NBAE (Photo by Ken Regan/NBAE/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 1: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics waits for a rebound against Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers at The Great Western Forum on January 1, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice and Credit: Copyright 2001 NBAE (Photo By: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - 1986: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics walks against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game played circa 1986 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1986 NBAE (Photo by Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 8: The Boston Celtics' Larry Bird is pictured with the trophy after the team's game against the Houston Rockets on June 8, 1986. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 31: Boston Celtics player Larry Bird during the first game opening ceremonies at Boston Garden. The Boston Celtics host the Washington Bullets on Oct. 31, 1986. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - 1987: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics poses for a portrait in 1987 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - CIRCA 1987: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics shoots a free-throw against the Milwaukee Bucks during an NBA game circa 1987 at The Boston Garden in Boston Massachusetts. Bird played for the Celtics from 1979-92. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Boston Celtic Larry Bird ( #33) and Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons during press conference at airport Marriott Hotel. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO - DECEMBER 27: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics shoots a free-throw against the Sacramento Kings on December 27, 1987 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1989: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics looks on during a game played circa 1989 at Madison Square Garden in New York City . NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1989 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
UNDATED: Boston Celtics' center Larry Bird #33 shoots from the foul line during a game. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - 1991: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics and Magic Johnson #32 of the Los Angeles Lakers meet at center court during the NBA game at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1991 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - 1992: Scottie Pippen #8, Larry Bird #7, Chris Mullen #13, and Michael Jordan #9 of the U.S. Mens Olympic Basketball Team in the locker room circa 1992 during the 1992 Summer Olympics at Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona in Barcelona, Spain. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1992 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 4: Larry Bird #33 of the Boston Celtics addresses the crowd during Larry Bird Night at the Boston Garden on February 4, 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2002 NBAE Mandatory credit: Andrew D.Bernstein NBAE/Getty Images
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 4: Magic Johnson, left, pays tribute to fellow basketball legend Larry Bird, who recently retired, but the joke is on Bird when he finds that Johnson has switched to a Boston shirt and given Larry a Lakers jersey. Larry Bird's career with the Boston Celtics was celebrated on Larry Bird Night at Boston Garden, Feb. 4, 1993. (Photo by Tom Herde/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 21: Larry Bird acknowledges the applause after shooting a hoop at Celtics Legends night. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
1997: Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers Larry Bird poses for a portrait in 1997. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Will Hart/NBAE via Getty Images)
12 May 1997: Coach Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers speaks to reporters during a press conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: NBA Eastern Conference coach Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers (R) talks with his player Reggie Miller during the morning practice session at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the 1998 All-Star Weekend 07 February in New York. The NBA All-Star Game will takes place 08 February at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - JUNE 1: Head coach Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers looks on during the game against the New York Knicks at Market Square Arena on June 1, 1999 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers won 88-86. (Photo by Vincent Laforet/Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: Magic Johnson and Larry Bird pose for a portrait at the Springfield Civic Center on September 27, 2002 in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/ NBAE/ Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - JULY 11: Larry Bird stands with Indiana Pacers head coach, Isiah Thomas (L) and Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh after Bird was named President of Basketball of the Indiana Pacers on July 11, 2003 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bird will take over the day-to-day basketball responsibilties. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agress that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
SECAUCUS, NJ - MAY 20: Larry Bird, President of Basketball Operations of the Indiana Pacers looks on during the 2008 NBA Draft Lottery at the NBATV Studios on May 20, 2008 in Secaucus, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON - MAY 17: Boston University graduation ceremonies. Larry Bird gets his honorary degree. He had to kneel down so that Trustee Sidney Feltenstein could reach over his head. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, MA - AUGUST 12: Hall of Famer Larry Bird speaks on a round table discussion during the Bunn-Gowdy Hall of Fame Reunion Dinner as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Induction Weekend at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on August 12, 2010 in Springfield, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 27: Larry Bird speaks to the media as he returned to the Indiana Pacers front office as the President of Basketball Operations on June 27, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
TERRE HAUTE - NOVEMBER 9: NBA legend Larry Bird makes a speech during the unveiling of the Larry Bird statue at the Hulman Center on the campus of Indiana State University on November 9, 2013 in Terre Haute, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: 2013 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 19: Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers represents during the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery on May 19, 2015 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 9: Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers speaks to NBA TV after a game against the Orlando Magic Blue on July 9, 2015 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Happy 59th birthday, No. 33!

On this day, we always love to think about how dominant Larry Bird was during the golden era of the NBA and what his legacy has meant to the league. He is widely known for being a ferocious competitor, lights-out shooter and, of course, Magic Johnson's rival.

But have you ever taken a second to look at his stats? They're insane.

Basketball-Reference

His accolades are incredible too. One example: He is the only person in NBA history to be named Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year.

Look at rest of his resume:

Wikipedia

Perhaps tonight is a good night to take a break from League Pass and watch old video highlights of Larry Legend instead.

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