Who is Mariah Bird?
Mariah was born in the USA in 1991 – her exact date of birth remains unknown, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a former cheerleader and event manager, while she’s probably known best for being the adopted daughter of Larry Bird, a famous American former professional basketball player.
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Early life and education
Mariah was raised in Los Angeles, California, alongside her brother Conner, also adopted, by Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly; Mariah hasn’t shared any details concerning her biological parents, and it’s believed that she hasn’t met them. Her adoptive parents married in 1989, and have since been together; her father Larry had previously been married to Janet Condra, from 1975 to 1976, and their daughter Corrie was born in 1977, after they had tried to reconcile.
Mariah studied at a local high school and was mostly interested in dancing during her four years there; she was on the school’s cheerleading team, and was also into playing various sports, including soccer and volleyball.
Upon matriculating in 2009, Mariah enrolled at Boston University, prior to transferring to Indiana University Bloomington, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation in 2013.
Mariah hasn’t shared many details concerning her career with the public, but it’s still known that she’s today working at Pacer Sports and Entertainment as an event manager; it’s said that she has also spent some time working as a dance instructor, but this remains unconfirmed.
Love life and relationships
Mariah is quite secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with her fans, and hasn’t mentioned any men or women whom she has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are today various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both her relationship status and sexual orientation.
Some of her fans believe her to be lesbian, claiming that this is why Mariah prefers to keep her love life to herself; several people on the internet have even claimed to have seen her spending time with her girlfriend in public, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Mariah commented on the rumors.
Larry Bird in un divertente scatto privato con la figlia Mariah. L'ex ala dei Boston Celtics si appresta a ritirare il premio come miglior manager dell'anno dopo la grande stagione con gli Indiana Pacers.
There are also those who believe that she’s today in a long-term relationship with her college sweetheart, as well as those who think that they are married, but this hasn’t been confirmed, either.
As of June 2022, Mariah seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Mariah is physically highly active, and works out at the gym nearly every day, while she also practices dancing and takes part in numerous outdoor activities, including running, hiking and cycling. She’s following a strict diet, meaning that she avoids eating sweets and fast food.
Thanks to her father, Mariah has been to various US states, as he occasionally took his family with him to his games while he was coaching the Indiana Pacers; the family has also vacationed in various countries around the world – Mariah’s dream travel destination seems to be Paris, France.
She’s a huge lover of animals, and volunteered at a local animal shelter in her teenage years; she has a pet dog.
Mariah enjoys watching movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Channing Tatum and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Dear John”, “One Day” and “Les Miserables”.
Age, height and net worth
Mariah is now over 30 years old. She has long brown hair which she often dyes blonde, her eyes are brown, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m), and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of June 2022, Mariah’s net worth has been estimated at over $150,000, while her father Larry’s net worth stands at more than $75 million.
Who is her father Larry?
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 widely rated to be one of the greatest basketball players in the sport’s history, and has been nicknamed ‘Larry Legend’ and ‘the Hick from French Lick’.
Larry was raised in French Lick, Indiana, alongside his five siblings, by their mother Georgia (nee Kerns) who eventually had to work two jobs to support the children, and their father Claude Joseph ‘Joe’ Bird who fought in the Korean War; Joe and Georgia divorced when Larry was around 15 years old, and Joe committed suicide in the following year.
Larry studied at Springs Valley High School, and began playing basketball as a way to forget about his family problems. Upon matriculating in 1975, he enrolled at Indiana University, Bloomington on a basketball scholarship, but quit after only two months, as he was unable to fit in. Larry then began attending Northwood Institute, and after a year transferred to Indiana State University, where he played for their basketball team the Sycamores, and led them to the 1979 Championship Game, which the Sycamores lost 75-64 to the Michigan State Spartans. Larry graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1979.
He was picked by the Boston Celtics in the 1978 NBA Draft, and signed a five-year $3.2 million contract with them in the following year.
The Celtics reached the 1983 Conference Finals and beat the Los Angeles Lakers; Larry was named Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP), and was named MVP again in 1984 and 1985.
Larry continued playing for the Celtics until 18 August 1992, when he announced his retirement; he did, however, play for the US basketball team in the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain, and they won the gold medal.
Between 1992 and 1997, Larry worked for the Celtics as their special assistant, while he then joined the Indiana Pacers of the NBA as their coach. He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1998, and helped the Pacers become Central Division Champions in both 1999 and 2000; Larry quit after the 2000 season.
He became the Pacers’ president of basketball operations in 2003, and was in 2012 named NBA Executive of the Year. Larry left the Pacers in 2017, but still occasionally serves as their advisor.
He’s also a bit of an actor, having appeared in the 1994 basketball movie “Blue Chips”, the 1996 sports comedy movie “Space Jam”, and the 1996 comedy movie “Celtic Pride”.
Larry has also been featured in a couple of video games, such as the 1983 “One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird”, its 1988 sequel “Jordan vs Bird: One on One” and the 2011 “NBA 2K12”.