Ask any true basketball fan about the greatest players of all time, and it would be nearly impossible not to hear the name Larry Bird every single time. The former Boston Celtics forward is a living legend, and now fans from across the country will soon be able to relive the memories of Indiana’s favorite son at his own museum.
That’s right, according to Indiana governor Eric Holcomb, a Larry Bird Museum is planned to tell the life story of the Basketball Hall of Fame member at the new Convention Center to be built in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana, the home of Indiana State University.
A Larry Legend museum? This is going to be epic.
A native of French Lick, Indiana, the 6-foot-9 Bird was a hoops icon from the moment the Boston Celtics selected him No. 6 overall in the 1978 NBA Draft.
After a sensational All-American career for the Indiana State Sycamores, Bird won three NBA championships, became a three-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 12-time NBA All-Star, and so much more throughout his NBA career.
The best part? Bird agreed to donate personal items and memorabilia, including special jerseys, trophies, championship game balls and even his 1992 U.S. Olympic team gold medal as part of the Dream Team, according to the Tribune-Star.
“To have this museum, which symbolizes what being a Hoosier is all about — hard work, determination and striving to be the best — and to have that in Terre Haute, that’s just a match made in heaven and I can’t wait to see it,” Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb via the Tribune-Star
With interactive displays and some of the coolest sports memorabilia you could ever seen, there is definitely a reason to make the trip to Indiana when this museum is open.