10 Craziest Things Named After NBA Players

Unbeknownst to most Twitter users, the iconic Twitter bird has a name: Larry. Larry the bird — wait, Larry Bird?

The name and homage make sense, given Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is a Massachusetts native who grew up during Larry Bird’s heyday with the Boston Celtics in the ’80s. The social media mogul resided in Wellesley, Massachusetts during his adolescence and moved on to attend University of Massachusetts Boston in the early ’90s.