Who is Connor Bird?
Connor Bird was born in the USA in 1992 – he hasn’t shared the exact date of his birth, but his zodiac sign is believed to be Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s probably only known for being the adoptive son of Larry Bird, a famous American former professional basketball player.
Early life and education
Connor was raised in the US by his adoptive parents Larry and Dinah Mattingly; he hasn’t shared any details regarding his biological parents, and it remains unknown if he has had an opportunity to meet them. He also has an adoptive sister named Mariah.
Connor attended a local high school in Los Angeles, California, and was mostly interested in acting during his four years there; Connor was a member of his high school’s drama club, and appeared in various plays performed there, mostly in supporting roles, and it turned out that he wasn’t skilled enough to succeed in the film industry.
He matriculated in 2010, and because Connor hasn’t spoken of his further education, it’s widely believed that he hasn’t attended college.
Charges and arrests
Connor is known on the internet mostly for having problems with the authorities.
He was arrested for the first time in 2013, after he assaulted his girlfriend with his telephone, and injured her wrist; he then allegedly tried to run her over with his car. Rumor has it that the two eventually reconciled.
In 2018, he was arrested after he drank too much and misbehaved in public; Connor has apparently been arrested on a couple of other occasions, on drug-related charges.
Love life and relationships
Connor hasn’t spoken of other girls whom he might have been with, however, it’s known that he was in a relationship in 2013, because it was then that he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
Having a hard time believing this dude isn't Larry Bird's son. pic.twitter.com/prBychlP7a
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 24, 2018
Because not a lot is known about his love life, some of his father’s fans believe that he is perhaps gay or bisexual, and that this is why Connor is staying away from the media’s attention. Some people have even claimed to have seen him spending time with a boy who is perhaps his boyfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Connor commented on these rumors.
Some think that he’s perhaps dating a non-celebrity girl today, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of December 2021, he appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Connor is a lover of animals, and has a pet dog which can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures.
It’s apparently his father’s wealth that has made it possible for him to travel around the US; Connor has watched him play and coach in various US states, while he’s also been to a couple of European countries, including England and France.
He likes to watch movies late at night, and his favorite actor and actress are Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of his favorite films include “Jumanji”, “Lost in Translation” and “Black Widow”. Connor is also a fan of comedy series, with his favorite being “Friends”.
He likes to listen to music, and can play the guitar; his favorite performers are The Weeknd, Kanye West and Eminem.
Age, height and net worth
Connor’s age is 29. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $10,000, while his adoptive father’s net worth is reputedly more than $75 million.
Who is his adoptive father Larry Bird?
Larry Joe Bird was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana USA, on 7 December 1956 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s rated amongst the best basketball players of all time, and has been nicknamed both ‘Larry Legend’ and ‘The Hick from French Lick’.
Larry was raised in French Lick alongside his sister and four brothers, by their father Claude Joseph ‘Joe’ Bird, who fought in the Korean War, and their mother Georgia (nee Kerns) who worked two jobs to support the family after Claude had committed suicide.
The family was very poor while Larry was growing up, and he found comfort in basketball; he was a member of his school’s team while attending Springs Valley High School, and became its best-scoring player.
Upon matriculating in 1974, he received scholarship offers from a couple of colleges, and chose to enroll at Indiana University. However, Larry dropped out after only a month, moved back to his hometown and enrolled at Northwood Institute, but he then enrolled at Indiana State University in the following year. He spent three years playing for their team the Sycamores, and for the first time in history, the team reached the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, where they then lost in the finals against Michigan State. Larry graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1979.
He was picked by the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft in 1978, and then spent the following 14 years playing with them, before retiring on 18 August 1992; after this, the Celtics retired the jersey number 33 which he wore.
He also competed in the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain in 1992, when the US basketball team won a gold medal.
Between 1992 and 1997, Larry worked as a special assistant of the Celtics, and he then became the coach of the Indiana Pacers. In 1998, he was named the NBA Coach of the Year, and in 2003, he became the Pacers’ president of basketball operations; he stayed with them until 27 June 2012, when he quit because of health issues, however, Larry returned in 2013, but quit again in 2017.
He’s also a bit of an actor, having appeared in the 1994 basketball movie “Blue Chips”, the critically acclaimed 1996 sports comedy movie “Space Jam” which also starred Michael Jordan, and the 1996 comedy film “Celtic Pride”. He’s been featured in many video games too, including “One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird”, “Jordan vs Bird: One on One” and “NBA Jam”.
He has co-written a book with the former professional basketball player Magic Johnson, entitled “When The Game Was Ours”.
Larry married his first wife Janet Condra in 1975, but they separated after a year, then reconciled, and Janet gave birth to their daughter Corrie in 1977. However, they separated not long after that. Larry married his second wife, Dinah Mattingly in 1989.