The best player born in every year since 1920

The best player born in every year since 1920

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1956: lARRY BIRD


One of the great Boston Celtics of any generation. Larry Bird was one of the brightest draft picks of any season. Boston selected him as a junior eligible and waited for his entire senior season at Indiana State before signing him after a loss to Michigan State in the NCAA final. Bird went on to become a three-time NBA champ and two-time Finals MVP. He also was league MVP three times and 12 times an All-Star. Bird’s rivalry with Magic Johnson is legendary. He wound up his Hall-of-Fame career averaging 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists per game.

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