Once every generation gives birth to a true superstar and Larry Bird was amongst such legendary star.
Basketball icon Larry Bird – the sharpshooting forward won 3-NBA championship & 3-MVP awards during his 13-year Hall of Fame playing career with the Boston Celtics.
Throughout his career from 1979 till retirement in 1992, he was one of the all-time stars in the basketball. At 6’9’’, Larry was a giant in every sense of the word as he evidently dominated the game of NBA basketball.
Post his retirement, he launched a coaching career as well as become the front-office executive with the Indiana Pacers.
Globally regarded as one of the greatest NBA players of all time, Larry was named the 1996’s NBA’S Top 50 Players and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame two years later.
As Larry enjoyed a meteoric professional career, he has also been a successful man in term of love and marriage! Let’s look at how this legend in basketball approach career, success and life balance!
Larry Bird’s Adopted Children: Son – Conner Bird and Daughter – Mariah Bird
Upon his marriage to current wife, Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly mutually adopted two gorgeous children named Conner and Mariah.
Larry Bird’s only son, a college-grad Conner Bird made headlines a few years back when he allegedly attempted to hit his ex-girlfriend with his car under the heavy possession of weapon and marijuana.
Before that incident in 2013, Conner was arrested for underage drinking in 2011.
While Larry’s son has always been on the news for wrongdoing, daughter Mariah Bird has always stayed outside of the limelight.
Just like her mother, Mariah Bird prefers privacy and is focused on achieving career goals, good education to lead her life happily!
Larry Bird’s Biological Daughter – Corrie Bird
Corrie Bird is the only biological daughter and one of three legal heiresses to his $55 million net worth and other valuable real estates.
Larry’s only offspring – Corrie was unintentionally dragged into controversies in 1998 when she confessed to Oprah Winfrey about her estranged relationship with Mr. Larry.
After that public appearance, there is nothing further known about Corrie or Condra.
Corrie Bird, age 41 was born on August 14, 1977, from Larry’s first marriage to Janet Condra which lasted for a year.
Larry Bird Wife – Dinah Mattingly
‘For Better or For Worse’ – Larry Bird and wife Dinah Mattingly stick to their marriage, make it work for 3-decades and still counting!
Larry Bird has been married twice with one subsequent divorce. Spending his older days on the arms of his second wife, Larry married Dinah Mattingly in 1989 and they’ve been together ever since – leading many to wonder about the secret of their marriage.
Unlike her husband, Mrs. Dinah Mattingly always shied away from the spotlight and respects her privacy. For most of Larry’s playing career, she was photographed in attendance in a nice dress, expensive jewelry, quiet and hidden in the crowd.
He was briefly married to his high-school sweetheart Janet Condra from 1975-76 and the two had has a daughter named Corrie with her. Moreover, he has two adopted kids with Dinah Mattingly.