What Is Connor Bird Doing Now? Untold Facts About Larry Bird’s Son

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What Is Connor Bird Doing Now? Untold Facts About Larry Bird’s Son

Connor Bord is the son of the former NBA player, Larry Bird and his wife, Dinah Mattingly. While it has been quite some time since Larry Bird last hit the hardwood, his name still looms large in basketball history.

Though one other thing that might intrigue people about Larry’s legacy is his family affair; especially his children. Although the 65-year-old has a jovial relationship with Connor and his sister; the two aren’t as well known as their father.

They have a marginally ordinary life with their names being brought up in the mainstream media a few or two times. Take a look back at such moments of Connor in the details below. Also, read bout his life; his career, the up-to-date whereabouts, the ongoing stance of his personal life, & so forth.

Connor Bird Early Life 

Connor, the adoptive son of the ex-small forward, Larry Bird, and his wife, Dinah was born in 1992. He speculatively is a former student of Indiana University.

Connor Bird, the son of Indiana Pacers coach, Larry Bird.
The mugshot of former Celtic player, Larry Bird’s son, Connor Bird.

The son of an athlete also spent some part of his childhood in Naples, Florida. This was after his father had left the Celtics. Whilst remaining in Florida, Connor spent many evenings watching Miami Heat games alongside his father.

Conor Bird Has Two Siblings 

Connor has two siblings Mariah Bird and half-sister Corrie Bird. His sister Mariah Bird when last reported was a real estate agent in addition to being a manager. She is the manager of Event Activations and Venues.

Mariah Bird, the sister of Connor Bird with her father, Larry Bird.
Connor Bird’s sister, Mariah Bird with her father and Indiana Pacers coach, Larry Bird. Getty

Prior to that, she used to work as an intern with PS&E after graduating with honors from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. She later joined PS&E as an event coordinator and special projects coordinator.

As for Connor’s half-sister, Corrie, after her birth, Bird’s attorneys asked for a paternity test. However, by the time the result showed that Corrie was Larry’s child, she was already a toddler. She had seen very little of her father.

In the meantime, Larry was dating Dinah and refused to be a part of his daughter’s life, a decision that he admits haunts him to this day. Later the 1964 round 1 draftee decided to support his daughter from his first wife financially but had minimal contact with her.

Connor’s Parents, Larry Bird, And Dinah Mattingly  

His adoptive parents, the Indiana Pacers special advisor, Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly married in Oct 1989. Dinah and Larry had met at Indiana State.

Connor's parents, Larry Bird and his wife, Dinah Mattingly.
Connor’s parents, Larry Bird, and his wife, Dinah Mattingly in June 2019.

While they did not have any biological children, they decided to grow their family by adopting Connor and Mariah.

To this day, the six-foot-nine-inches tall small forward hasn’t revealed who the real parents of his two children are. Conner was a toddler during his father’s 1992 Olympic gold campaign in Barcelona.

His Father Was Earlier Married To Janet Condra

Before Dinah, Connor’s father Larry was the husband of Janet Condra whom he had married in 1975. Janet was Bird’s childhood friend.

They married right after Larry enrolled at Indiana State. They remained in a marital tie for less than a year though later had considered a reconciliation during which Bird and Condra had a daughter, Corrie, in 1977.

Who Is Connor Bird Father, Larry Bird? 

His adoptive father, Larry Bird was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana to Georgia (née Kerns) and Claude Joseph “Joe” Bird, a veteran of the Korean War. Connor’s adoptive grandparents were of Irish, Scottish, and some Native American descent on both sides of his family.

Connor Bird's father, Larry Bird, the former NBA player and the three time NBA Champion.
Connor Bird’s father and The three-time NBA Champion and ex-Celtics small forward, Larry Bird. Getty

His father, Larry has said being poor as a child still motivates him “to this day”. Connor’s grandfather, Joe committed suicide about a year after his divorce from Georgia.

Connor Bird Had A Trouble With The Law In 2013

Although notably less talked about celebrity son, Connor did manage to gain some media heed this one time back in Feb 2013.

The then 21-year-old son of NBA legend encountered the law enforcers though not in a friendly manner; the police arrested him at Indiana University after he allegedly attempted to run over a former girlfriend with his car in Bloomington.

Connor allegedly tried to run over the woman with his Dodge Charger in the Indiana Memorial Stadium parking lot. University police chief Keith Cash at the time said police had a witness to the incident and reported Bird could face charges of battery with injury, criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon, and marijuana possession.

In Feb 2013, the officials charged the son of Larry and Dinah with three misdemeanors: criminal recklessness with a vehicle, possession of fewer than 30 grams of marijuana, and battery for allegedly hitting the 20-year-old woman’s wrist with a cell phone.

Police reported Conner and his ex-girlfriend were in the former’s car on campus when an argument began. Connor’s ex then exited the car to walk home, after which Bird allegedly tried to hit her with his car.

The Indiana University police department reported during the argument Connor threw his phone at his bae. The police additionally said after Connor and the ex-girlfriend got into a dispute at Bird’s Bloomington apartment, the former Boston Celtic’s son threw a cell phone at the woman.

Later Connor waited at his ex-girlfriend’s home and took her to a parking lot to talk things over. There, however, they spawned another fight and the woman got out of Bird’s car with the intent of walking back to her home.

He Was Found Guilty For Nearly Running Down His Girlfriend

A year later after “the running over” incident, in April 2014, the court found Connor guilty to a reduced charge in a case where he was accused of nearly running down a former girlfriend with his car.

Through a deferred sentencing agreement, Connor pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness. The court, however, decided to dismiss his case on the condition that he would successfully complete a 12-month compliance agreement filed in Monroe Circuit Court, the case against him will be dismissed.

The judge stated he was to commit no further crimes, participate in a mentoring program, and complete required treatment and counseling, the case would no longer be in existence. The attempt to run over a woman wasn’t the first time Connor had trouble with the law; in 2011, the police had charged him with disorderly conduct and illegal consumption of alcohol.

The case didn’t escalate to that much as it dissolved through Monroe County’s pre-trial diversion program.

What Is Connor Bird Doing Now? 

Ever since his second hearing in mid-2014, Connor, the only son of the Indiana Pacers coach has transitioned into a sort of a concluded name. It thus is a headscratcher as to what the Jr. Bird is up to in recent times.

Another thing that is nothing short of bafflement in the case of Connor Bird is what-about of his wifely details. Besides the infamous incident with his girlfriend in 2013, he hasn’t managed to gain the media’s regard in a positive modus.

Additionally, his no-show on social media also makes it tougher for anyone to comprehend whether he has a wife or at least a girlfriend.

Did He Play Basketball Professionally?

While as a teenager, Connor loved NBA and his father’s team, the Pacers, whether he played the sports professionally is a farther boundless brainteaser. The unsettling thing about his personal narrative is except for the title, the son of an NBA hall of fame, Connor is almost a phantom moniker.

A Comparison Between Connor Bird And His Father’s Net Worth? 

During his time with the Boston Celtics, Connor’s father proved to be both a lethal scorer and a driven competitor. Those two factualities, along with his three NBA titles, also helped him command a sizable salary.

Despite pulling in a shade over $24 million in the NBA and building up massive net worth, the three-time NBA Champion remained a simple man with some ordinary interests. For all of his fame and fortune, he still got his greatest pleasures from some humble avenues.

In addition to NBA salary, Connor also enjoyed some huge money with his endorsement deals and post-playing career as an NBA executive. The salary and all the extra perks of being a professional basketball player helped him build a net worth of over $75 million.

However, no equivalent details are as apparent when it comes to the net worth of the son of Larry and Dinah. The context is mostly so because of his ostensive ambiguity among the newshounds. Whatever the case though, it seems improbable that Connor is at all rich in the domain of his multimillionaire father.