Dinah Mattingly is the longtime wife of basketball legend, Larry Bird -who is universally regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Dinah’s husband won three MVP awards and three NBA championships during his 13-year career with the Boston Celtics.
During 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, from 1979-80 through 1991-92, Bird personified hustle, consistency and excellence in all areas of play.
He was named one of the NBA’s Top 50 players in 1996, and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1999, he was listed at No. 30 on ESPN SportsCentury’s Top 50 athletes of the 20th century, with only five other basketball players ranked higher. After his retirement, Bird served as a coach and basketball executive.
#1 Dinah is his second wife
Larry was briefly married to first wife Janet Condra from 1975-76 and has a biological daughter with her named Corrie.
#2 She is his wife of 30-years
Larry and Dinah tied the knot in 1989. They were married in a private ceremony.
#3 She didn’t have any children
The couple didn’t have any children of their own, instead they adopted a son and a daughter, Conner and Mariah.
#4 She met Larry in college but didn’t date until later
Dinah Mattingly was born on 16 November 1943. Dinah enrolled at Indiana State University, and it was during this time that she met Larry. However, they did not start their relationship then and Bird later married Janet Condra. However, that marriage was short lived as in less than two years, the couple had split-up leading to a divorce. The reason for their divorce was never specified, but soon afterwards he started dating Dinah. and
#5 She is best known for her marriage to Larry Bird
Dinah Bird keeps a very low profile, the blonde certainly enjoys her privacy despite being married to such an iconic figure in NBA. Her lack of social media doesn’t help either, however she’s been pictured in the past attending basketball games alongside her husband.