Larry Bird was the Greatest of All Time
by Jeff G.
Why do people have to apologize for saying Larry Bird was one of the best basketball players to ever play the game?
Why are people so scared about being pinned as racist for saying so? For me, my thoughts are not about where he came from, what team he played for, what he did off the court, or what color he was. He simply took the game and everyone who played with him and against him to another level. Nobody can do that now.
I know the title of his Biography: Larry Bird, but his biography lives in individual eyes that have witnessed him play ball, like no other. Everyone was scared to play against him. His own teammates looked up to him as a standard, in which to perform. M.J could not do that.
The Bulls where bull. Yes! Jordan won championships, but the team never worked as a unit. Team player separates Bird from Bryant. Leader separates him from Nowitzki. Sacrifice separates him from Ostertag and Pippen.
Number 33 was the Devil's number for all teams and players in the 80's. He showed an all-around game no one has ever had. his rebounding, scoring, and passing were some of the best ever seen. He was slow, but he could lead a fast break. He couldn't jump, but he could get big rebounds. He had one of the greatest wills to win of all-time. He was a great clutch performer that never backed down. He was one of only three players to win three straight MVP's. Jordan and bryant never did that.
I just think if people really looked at the stats they would see that Larry Bird is the greatest of all-time.