On This Date in NBA History: July 7, Larry O’Brien was born

Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James holds the MVP trophy and the Larry O

1917 – Today is the 96th anniversary of Larry O’Brien’s birth. He was the third commissioner in NBA history, serving from 1975 to 1984. He passed away in 1990, but is always remembered when the NBA Finals come around. In 1984, the NBA renamed its championship trophy the “Larry O’Brien Trophy.”

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