Jerry Bird

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Jerry Bird
Personal information
Born(1934-02-03)February 3, 1934
Corbin, Kentucky
DiedJuly 16, 2017(2017-07-16) (aged 83)
Corbin, Kentucky
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolCorbin (Corbin, Kentucky)
CollegeKentucky (1953–1956)
NBA draft1956 / Round: 3 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career1958–1959
Career history
1958–1959New York Knicks
Stats at
A jersey honoring Bird hangs in Rupp Arena.

Jerry Lee Bird (February 3, 1934 – July 16, 2017) was an American basketball player. Born in Corbin, Kentucky,[1] he played collegiately for the University of Kentucky. He was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1956 NBA draft and played eleven NBA games for the New York Knicks (1958–59).


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