Tweet by Ryan Sarver, a Twitter employee who works on the company's platform and API services, confirmed the fact. The revelation, for Sarver at least, came during a presentation by Doug Bowman (Twitter's creative director) during which Bowman discussed "the evolution of the Larry the Bird logo" on Monday.
to try and draw Larry better than "The Today Show's" Ann Curry.
It should be obvious that the name Larry probably comes from the ex-Celtics basketball star Larry Bird, and you'd be right. Peter Stringer, the Boston Celtic's director of interactive media Tweeted the question to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone about it in Aug. 2011, and the reply that came back was:
"yes it [Larry] is!"