I watched this video a couple days ago and I couldn’t stop thinking about it since, it’s just not perceived howmuch a player can be ahead of his time. Bird was really really special. (best SF of all-time in my opinion)
Thanks man, never seen much of the great white buffalo! It’s crazy that McHale set the record at 56 the previous week.
Larry has to be my favourite player I never got to watch. Love his game!
The craziest thing is that he did all of that in the f**king 80’s… teams didn’t think that the 3pt is a good shot and barely even practiced it.
Nah man, in terms of pure basketball skill, Bird is ahead of Lebron, even though Lebron had a much better career.
I am a fan of Lebron’s game (though I was a big hater before 2012-2013, when Lebron finally won a ring it really felt like a huge weight has been lifted from his shoulder and he started playing much better in his prime years) but Bird was such a filthy filthy player. His ego was off the charts, his confidence, his trash talking and I mean he is such a basketball genius. He was a lights out shooter in a period where teams would usually run one or two shooters on the floor. He could play in the low post, he was a creative finish under the basket, his passing vision and basketball IQ were almost on par with Magic Johnson. I mean the dude could have scored 50 every night without much problems. Prime Bird was monster and I am so sad his prime years were cut short by those back problems. But still, even with a bad back Bird could still play. I mean, the guy was scoring 20 a night and he literally talked about how his back was hurting him so much he couldnt walk a couple of hours before the game so he had to get treatment only for that. If he played in todays NBA, with all the load managment, terapies, programs and with a much higher tempo of basketball and much more 3 point shooting, I have no doubt Bird could shine even more.
Just let him have his opinion bro
Idk man. It sucks that these threads turn toxic because people get butthurt that their favorite player isn’t number one.
I haven’t sensed any toxicity
Yeah but now whenever someone makes a goat thread almost no one responds cause it gets that toxic
People often have the misconception that bird was just a shooter. Man was the complete fuckin package
He could almost pass like magic too
I wish I was around back then to watch the two of them play
I envy fans who have been around from the 80s through today
Bird looks in this video like he came from the future, he played a completely different game from anyone else
Bird could legit do everything.
If you think about bird could average a triple double now, great passer and rebounder(av 10 per game career)
Bird was definitely special but this video wasn’t really impressive. Aa far as a scoring performance. They also Intentionally fouled so Bird could get more pts.
The highlights for me was the no look and wraparound pass.
If I was Dominique I would’ve put the paws on my teammate that was on the bench going crazy for Bird.
The most impressive thing about this game was the fact that a week before it, McHale went off with 56 points, which was a career high and also a franchise record. After the game, Bird said he should have gone for 60. The next week, Bird goes for 60 against a strong Atlanta team and breaks the franchise record again.