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May 29th, 1980-Larry Bird receives Rookie of the Year honors over Magic Johnson

On this day in 1980 Larry Bird (right) won rookie of the year
On this day in 1980 Larry Bird (right) won rookie of the year

The rivalry of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird began when they were in college at Michigan State and Indiana State. Following a competitive NCAA championship that resulted in Magic’s triumph, the hype surrounding their future NBA rivalry was unmatched. Their rookie seasons didn’t disappoint with Bird averaging 21.3 points per game and 10.4 rebounds and leading the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals and Magic bringing the championship back to LA and winning Finals MVP honors. Although Magic won the big game, Bird won the honors of Rookie of the Year. The vote was surprisingly lopsided with Bird receiving 60 of 62 votes in spite of Magic’s success.

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Dylan Miller is currently a Junior at Colonia High School,he enjoys participating in sports,earning varsity letters in Cross Country,Winter Track and Spring Track. In addition to participating in sports, Dylan also follows the NFL,NBA and MLB. Scouting is a large part of Dylan’s extracurricular activities,while on his path to Eagle,he will learn more about leadership and communication. When he’s not busy in school or running,he enjoys watching TV shows like Ted Lasso,he also likes listening to sports analysts Colin Cowherd,Jim Rome or Dan Patrick. He aspires to get in the sports field 

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