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Connor Bird Basketball Career, Early Life, and Why He Was Arrested

While not a media star, Connor Bird gained recognition as the adopted son of NBA and basketball legend Larry Bird. His father, Larry Bird, is a renowned former American basketball player and NBA executive.

As of 2013, Connor attracted more attention due to his arrest. This raises questions about his identity, accomplishments, the reason behind his arrest, and his current whereabouts.

 

Connor’s early life and educational background

Connor Bird attends Basketball game with his dad, Larry Bird
Connor Bird with his dad, Larry Bird, at a basketball game during Larry’s career at Boston Celtics. Photo credit: Nathaniel S.Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Conner Anthony Bird was born on July 2, 1992; the details about Conner’s biological parents are not widely available; however, he was adopted by his parents, Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly, when he was still a baby.

His name was misspelled in the media as Connor Bird; hence, he is mainly referred to as Connor instead of Conner Bird.

He has an adopted sister named Mariah Bird and another sister named Corrie Bird from his father’s previous marriage with Janet Condra.

Despite Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly not having any biological children together, they lived as a close-knit and happy family.

Growing up, Connor Bird was inspired to play professional basketball like his dad, Larry Bird. However, several circumstances limited Connor’s basketball aspiration.

Connor Bird attended Indiana University in Bloomington, and according to some reports, he played basketball for the school’s team.

He was also arrested at this university for trying to run his girlfriend over and other criminal offenses.

 

Why was Connor Bird arrested?

Connor Bird arrested in 2013
Connor Bird’s Mugshot. Photo credit: Monroe County Jail VIA CBS Chicago

According to Reporter Times, Conner Bird was arrested at Indiana University in Bloomington after an argument with his ex-girlfriend turned violent.

He was 21 years old at that time. After an altercation with his ex-girlfriend, Bird threw his phone at her. The situation escalated in a parking lot where he allegedly attempted to run her over with his car twice, leading to his arrest by the Indiana University police department.

He was also charged with criminal mischief, intimidation with a deadly weapon, battery with injury, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

Aside from these charges, Conner was initially charged in 2011 with illegal consumption of alcohol.

 

About his parents

Conner’s father, Larry Joe Bird, was born on December 7, 1956. He is an iconic figure in the world of basketball. He is a former professional player, coach, and executive in the NBA.

His achievements include being the only individual in NBA history to earn titles such as Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, Finals MVP, All-Star MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year.

Larry married Janet Condra in 1975, but their marriage lasted less than a year. After their divorce, Janet had a daughter, Corrie, in 1977.

Larry was not involved in his daughter’s life not until some years later when he decided to assist her financially.

Larry married Conner’s mother, Dinah Mattingly, in 1989. They met at Indiana University, where they studied, in the 1970s.

They adopted both Conner and his sister, Mariah. The couple has been married for over three decades now.

 

Where is Connor Bird now?

Conner Bird on Facebook
Conner Bird on Facebook.

After the incident with Conner’s ex, he has kept everything about his life private. According to his Facebook profile, he married Alyssa Bird on June 8, 2022.

He also has a picture of him and his kid on his profile picture.

 

Is Connor Bird on any social media platform?

Connor Bird is on Facebook with the name “Conner Bird.” His wife is also on Facebook, Alyssa Bird.

 

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