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CELTICS STAR RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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Larry Bird was a high school basketball star in his native Indiana. After
graduation, he received a scholarship to play for legendary coach Bobby
Knight at Indiana University, one of the finest teams in the country. However,
Bird was homesick and uncomfortable in the spotlight in Bloomington and
left the school after one month. He returned to French Lick, his hometown,
and eventually enrolled at the smaller Indiana State, far from a basketball powerhouse. There, Bird was a one-man offense, averaging 30 points per
game as a sophomore, junior and senior. He led the Sycamores to an
undefeated record in his senior season (1978-79) before losing to Earvin
“Magic” Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans in the most viewed NCAA
title game ever.

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Bird warming up for Indiana State.

Larry Bird Steps Down as Pacers President, Will Remain as ...
Larry Joe Bird will be 64 years old on December 7th.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Tony Bennett dead 2020 : Singer killed by celebrity death hoax ...

Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 94 years old today.

 

Pop singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz,
and popular songs like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “Rags to
Riches.”

Before Fame

He dropped out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support
his family. He was a painting and music student at New York’s School of
Industrial Art. He founded the Frank Sinatra School of Arts.

 

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BALL TEAM FOUNDER HAS DIED AT 96

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Harry Glickman Receives Award from Hall of Fame | Portland Trail ...
Harry Glickman (May 13, 1924 – June 10, 2020)

Glickman was a Portland, Oregon journalist, promoter, and sports
executive. He was one of the founders of the
Portland Trail Blazers,
and the team’s president from 1987 to 1994.

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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 41

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Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020)

CALABASAS, Calif. – Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a
helicopter crash in California.

Nine people were on board when the helicopter went down near Calabasas
this morning. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the
passengers. Bryant’s wife Vanessa was reportedly not on the helicopter.

Kobe Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles
Lakers and finished his career as one of the best to ever play the game.     

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BASKETBALL LEADER LOST AT AGE 77

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David Joel Stern (September 22, 1942 – January 1, 2020)


David Stern was a businessman and lawyer who served as the fourth
commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) He started
with the league in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978
as General Counsel, and became the league’s Executive Vice President
in 1980. He became Commissioner in 1984, succeeding
Larry O’Brien
and is credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s
and 2000s.

In a statement, the NBA said Stern had died "as a result" of a brain
hemorrhage he suffered Dec. 12.

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