Larry J. Bird's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech

  • Опубликовано: 01 июня 2012
  • Larry J. Bird delivers his speech upon being enshrined to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the class of 1998. To learn more about Larry J. Bird take a look at his official Hall of Fame bio at
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  • Keith Hicks
    Keith Hicks  7 дней назад


    • Tom Traviss
      Tom Traviss  2 недель назад

      My all-history team starts wit Larry and Magic.

      • Kyle Couture
        Kyle Couture  2 недель назад

        Alot of disrecpectful people in the background yelling while hes talking. Have some respect.

        • Dante Fajardo
          Dante Fajardo  2 недель назад

          That's his 2nd wife I believe.

          • jay pee
            jay pee  3 недель назад


            • tonyGoW kratos
              tonyGoW kratos  3 недель назад

              The greatest 3 of all time, bar none.

              • del morva
                del morva  3 недель назад

                Larry magic and jordan, best ever no one better

                • Jeffrey Cooper
                  Jeffrey Cooper  1 месяцев назад

                  Larry had a couple of cold ones before that speech 🍺🍺

                  • B0SSMxN305
                    B0SSMxN305  1 месяцев назад

                    2:30 minutes in and Larry bird is still saying thank you

                    • Lady Tee
                      Lady Tee  1 месяцев назад

                      Dude in the back ground “ shut the hell up “!

                      • Norman Hooper
                        Norman Hooper  2 месяцев назад

                        God bless you Larry and your loving family.

                        • Tom Wilson Eats Urinal Cakes
                          Tom Wilson Eats Urinal Cakes  2 месяцев назад

                          Im 47 and 1st time seeing this my childhood idol/hero's inductee speech and I will probably tear up. Still is my favorite athlete of all time. Thanks Larry The Legend! Oh yeah I'm from his home state of Indiana. How I miss my home State,Maryland is not Indiana. 🏀🏆🏀 #33

                          • tellthetruthg
                            tellthetruthg  2 месяцев назад

                            Bird was a badass baller. As far as he’s a white man bs it’s like hearing from Caucasians MJ speaks well . Both are men blessed/ gifted with abilities period . MJ got the edge on charisma lol 😂

                            • Mark Drouin
                              Mark Drouin  2 месяцев назад

                              This is the greatest player of all time he was clutch and never took a minute off he was 100% when he was on the court.

                              • m
                                m  2 месяцев назад

                                I would love to throw prime Larry, Magic, and Michael into today's NBA and see what they would do.

                                • klinsmann pat
                                  klinsmann pat  2 месяцев назад

                                  God bless each of you that commented on Larry Bird's accomplishments, accolades continue for his performance in the NBA & manner in which he's carried himself. Looking at his play in the NCAA/early 1980s NBA he was quicker than his opponents, jump shooting before the defense could get up, quick to the ball for a steal, boxing out to secure a rebound, sound fundamentals: that's why he had the "green light" from his coaches, respect from teammates.

                                  • Fabian69
                                    Fabian69  2 месяцев назад

                                    This is the best player of all time imo

                                    • Maximos Tiberius
                                      Maximos Tiberius  3 месяцев назад

                                      One of the longest ovations ever...longer than MJs actually.

                                      • Andrew Olivieri
                                        Andrew Olivieri  3 месяцев назад


                                        • hemanth kumar
                                          hemanth kumar  3 месяцев назад

                                          Larry bird is the goat for me...i dont give shit about your opinion

                                          • Jordan Reffitt
                                            Jordan Reffitt  3 месяцев назад

                                            He's like ok I get it THANK YOU!!😂 one of the goats

                                            • David R. Davidson
                                              David R. Davidson  3 месяцев назад

                                              You mean to tell me that they actually inducted that Hillbilly from Indiana into the Naismith HOF?

                                              What a tremendous honor?

                                              He's the GOAT of GOATS. And one of the MANY reasons why I love basketball so much!

                                              Thank you Naismith HOF, David Stern and Larry J. Bird for making my day.

                                              Job well done Larry Legend!

                                              One day I will meet you, shake your hand and hug your neck if you'll let me Legend? Cause it's on my Bucket List of 'To-Dos'.

                                              --David Davidson
                                              Paducah, KY. 🇺🇸

                                              • Johnny Johnson
                                                Johnny Johnson  3 месяцев назад

                                                It was meant to be for Larry to be who he was and accomplish what he accomplished with his teammates.. a no nonsense guy who couldn’t jump nor was he that fast but when determined he did and could be the best!

                                                • Capitan Futuro
                                                  Capitan Futuro  3 месяцев назад

                                                  I LOVE YOU LARRY BIRD !!!

                                                  • Jeff Wright
                                                    Jeff Wright  3 месяцев назад

                                                    Larry Bird was the best.

                                                    • Bob Hayett
                                                      Bob Hayett  3 месяцев назад

                                                      Most beautiful jump shot ever. Smooth as silk. He could play left or right handed. Phenomenal passer and great rebounder. Tough as nails. Often played hurt. I'm not sure there's ever been a more complete player.

                                                      • Liam G
                                                        Liam G  4 месяцев назад

                                                        People seem to forget that Larry was only really healthy for 6 years. He's easily top 5 all-time and probably the most complete and skilled offensive player in the history of the game. And not only that his game is most suited towards today's era. He would absolutely dominate with less physicality and would have shot more threes. He was totally unguardable one on one when guys could hand-check and mug you off the ball. His intangibles were as good as I've ever seen, definitely basketball savant.

                                                        • Vador Sport
                                                          Vador Sport  4 месяцев назад

                                                          I will love Larry but he never gave props to my man Magic Johnson for bringing the best out of him. Just hear Magic Johnson in his H.O.F.S 🤔

                                                          • Dan S
                                                            Dan S  4 месяцев назад

                                                            It's really sad that a lot of the comments are about Larry being white. Like the black guys comments are like props dude not bad for a white guy. Clearly you don't know much about life or the game of basketball. If you think in black and white you'll always be what you perceive.

                                                            • Toni Georg
                                                              Toni Georg  4 месяцев назад

                                                              Top 5 nba player of all time, really tough guy as well

                                                              • William Cooper
                                                                William Cooper  4 месяцев назад

                                                                I thought I hated LARRY BIRD, but that hate was FEAR, and RESPECT. You know how many clipboards were slammed down by coaches when Bird hit that Dagger "3" with twenty seconds left to put the game out of reach? This guy was a KILLER. He had all the intangibles of a winner. I was a Lakers Fan, and it was pure hell facing those Celtics teams. Bird and Magic saved the game, and revitalized passing and teamwork. It was a great time. As I'm in my Fifties, I look back and Respect Larry Bird the man as well as a player. Does it matter that he was White? Of Course not. His game, like Magic's transcended race. Both weren't the most athletically gifted, but they were the smartest and hard-working who may have ever stepped a foot on the hardwood. Their mutual Greatness wasn't about BLACK OR WHITE. It was about doing whatever it took to get the job done.

                                                                • Supreme Renegade
                                                                  Supreme Renegade  4 месяцев назад

                                                                  FUN FACTS:
                                                                  1. the twitter symbol stands for non other then the bird man.

                                                                  2. They say Larry bird is the only white man that could walk down any street in America, including the hood.

                                                                  3. While MJ was in college, a ball bounced off the rim and rolled over to Larry’s side of the court.
                                                                  (split gym for special event)
                                                                  Michael walked over to get the ball, as Larry pretended to hand it to him, then threw it way over mj’s head, and said “get out of here rook”. Playing it off like he had no clue who MJ was lol...

                                                                  • David Davis
                                                                    David Davis  4 месяцев назад

                                                                    Great player for sure. Statistical he is in the top eight when you actually look at the stats. Plus he had very good coaching and played with three if not four hall of famers in McHale, Parrish, DJ, and Maxwell. Wouldn't count Cowens or Walton their value was limited. Best player ever is Celtic Bill Russell with 11 championships. Jabbar with 6;
                                                                    Jordan with 6; Magic 4; Bird with 3; James with 3 and Wilt with 2. Chamberlain averaged 30pts and 22.9 rebounds for his career. Jerry West averaged 27 points, 5.8 rbs and 6 assists and only 1 championship. Bird 24.3 pts, 10 rbs, 6.3 assist and 3 champions.

                                                                    • Donnie N
                                                                      Donnie N  4 месяцев назад

                                                                      Wow, he didn’t even mention Magic, the one guy who had the most infamous on him and whether he knew it or not, Magic pushed him harder than anyone else in his career!

                                                                      • Patrick Saints
                                                                        Patrick Saints  4 месяцев назад

                                                                        LET THE BIRD FLY AND SOAR HIGH..!

                                                                        • Scott Davidson
                                                                          Scott Davidson  5 месяцев назад

                                                                          It's like a WWE POP!!!

                                                                          • Christopher Kingsbury
                                                                            Christopher Kingsbury  5 месяцев назад

                                                                            Red Auerbach,You were a genius.Thank You 33

                                                                            • Howard Koor
                                                                              Howard Koor  5 месяцев назад


                                                                              • Joe Wellin Dowd
                                                                                Joe Wellin Dowd  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                Old school basketball was so much better. These were real teams. Teams that worked together to get better. Not cried if their teammate sucked or threw fits cause they didn’t win. They worked and worked and worked til the team they had was the best team it could be. Some had players like Larry, MJ, Magic, to propel them to championships and others had Malone’s and Barkley’s who didn’t win but they never gave up on their teams and never quit. That’s what sports is about. The grit and grind and hussle. Honestly besides the patriots I don’t know any other (US) team who embodies that mentality anymore.

                                                                                • Brian
                                                                                  Brian  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                  Total class act !!

                                                                                  • Todd Miller
                                                                                    Todd Miller  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                    There are Winners and there are Champions.. You seperated them.

                                                                                    • Todd Miller
                                                                                      Todd Miller  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                      There are winners.. And there are Champions! Nothing seperates them but heart! When you Love something you become the BEST. Silk that J form down down because you LOVE THE GAME MAN.. And We love every step you took to be a champion....

                                                                                      • Todd Miller
                                                                                        Todd Miller  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                        Every behind the back pass.. Every move you ever made as a player. We had the Privilege of seeing.. Every time you were Larry Bird. We were there with you. Play by Play. You stayed low to collect fouls. We were there. Every time you went to the stripe. We were there. Holding our breath. As the ball went in like butter. No need to rebound.

                                                                                    • kareem s
                                                                                      kareem s  5 месяцев назад


                                                                                      • Gray _
                                                                                        Gray _  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                        1 min in, he was getting annoyed with the loooooooonng applaud lmao

                                                                                        • Jeffrey Cooper
                                                                                          Jeffrey Cooper  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                          Larry was sauced when he gave this speech. I love Larry Legend!!

                                                                                          • Dylan Thomas
                                                                                            Dylan Thomas  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                            I wish there would have been a televised one on one between him and Jordan to 50. My money is on LB in that dream match.

                                                                                            • dh3758
                                                                                              dh3758  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                              There will NEVER be another Larry Bird.

                                                                                              • Bcgden
                                                                                                Bcgden  5 месяцев назад

                                                                                                The man spent a hot minute just trying to calm down the crowd