Larry Bird Statue Erected At Indiana State

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

November 10, 2013 Updated Nov 10, 2013 at 7:52 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (21Alive) – Indiana State University officials unveiled a bronze statue of the school's most famous alum.

The statue of former Sycamores basketball star Larry Bird stands just over seven feet tall.

The statue of Bird, wearing a Sycamores jersey, is in the middle of a jump shot, reminding fans of the greatest years in Sycamores basketball.

Members of Indiana State’s 1979 NCAA national runner-up team along with several of Bird's Boston Celtics teammates attended a dedication ceremony Saturday morning outside the Hulman Center, where Indiana State plays its home basketball games. That’s where the statue will greet fans before each game.

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