Larry Legend began earning that nickname at Indiana State and continued that in the NBA where he became one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. He won 3 NBA Championships and 3 NBA MVP’s with the Boston Celtics.
Bird earned $26 million during his playing career and millions more in his career as an executive since he retired. As big as he got, he never forgot his family back in French Lick. When he entered the NBA he built his mother a house. He still owns the home now, even after her death.