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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Proffett View Post
    If Lebron played against the NBA players of the early 80's it would look like the SNL skit with Michael Jordan as the 1st black Harlem Globetrotter.
    Lebrooom would get hurt. Avg. player in the league

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    I got Bron just for because he is the more pure athlete, but Byrd was a better shooter.

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    If you guys really want it from the SOURCE aka someone very close to LB.. he states "A. they should've used a better pic of me" "B. You can't compare him to LBJ because theres two different types of players that come from completely different times. Basketball is nothing like it was back then." "C. He cannot stand Lebron."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Bird played with hall of famers so inflated stats

    Lebron plas with college kids
    Wouldnt playing with hall of famers take away from your stats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dilo View Post
    Wouldnt playing with hall of famers take away from your stats?

    no..scoring, rebounds and assists all come easier as does WINNING

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    So why didn't everyone on Larry birds team have the same scoring stats, or better? It doesn't make sense that your scoring increases..take a look at kevin love, or Chris bosh

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    Bird is probably the 9th best player ever. I've got Lebron 12th but he could move up.

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    a lot of moroning going on up in here.

    You can't compare athleticism from different decades, the advances in modern science and training have come a long way. If Bird played today he might be able to dunk, if LBJ played then he might look more like Magic (magic was no slouch physically but compare him to LBJ).

    To say LBJ in Bird's body yada yada Bird was a better shooter because he had to be, LBJ has other tools which are more efficient than outside jumpers (like dunking).

    Comparing them both at 30 is beyond stupid. 1st, it is LBJ's 12th season, Bird's 8th. LBJ switched teams, was injured most the season and dealt with huge roster changes.

    USG% 27.5 vs 32.3
    Look at by possession and per 36 and the numbers aren't nearly so clear cut.

    but I guess the meme is winning because it got of people to misinterpret 2 seasons and throw shade at a player people don't like.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/...3=&p4=&p5=&p6=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkside Magick View Post
    Didn't bird play along hall of famers....I'm just saying
    Wade and Bosh both on there way to the Hall.

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    Bird is under-rated as a player because of the talent that played during his era

    only HOF player that might be more "under-rated" and under appreciated is Moses Malone

    Bird is also the most over-rated SHOOTER of all time. He actually was not a great pure 3 point shooter in game situations

    part of that is because in that ERA it was brand new and they didn't run plays to get guys open, and offenses were run in a different way. Bird spent his life learning how to find easy open 2 point shots for himself and his teamates NEAR the hoop, not 23 feet away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k13 View Post
    Put bird in LeBron body...and you can double those stats.
    Put LeBron in birds body and he won't even make the NBA. .
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    Hit the nail on the head
    dumbest thing i've ever heard lmao

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    larry bird- 86/87- mpg 40.6

    lebron- 14/15- mpg 36.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by brodie View Post
    larry bird- 86/87- mpg 40.6

    lebron- 14/15- mpg 36.1

    /thread
    So bird had 4.5 minutes more a game to be used 5% less, whos argument do you think that helps?

    Or do you think that mpg is end all be all of stats defining worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchegringo View Post
    a lot of moroning going on up in here.

    You can't compare athleticism from different decades, the advances in modern science and training have come a long way. If Bird played today he might be able to dunk, if LBJ played then he might look more like Magic (magic was no slouch physically but compare him to LBJ).
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    *Larry Birds ONLY 10 Dunks

    In transit will watch in home.

    For the record i was being sarcastic but we cant compare them physically or even as if they playes the same game was my point.

    Anyone who takes Bird over LBJ is a poor GM but isnt making that big of a mistake in the game either.

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    YOLO watched it on my prepaid, i have seen that before and 4 of those are the exact same dunk but impressive none the less for a man whos vertical is his height plus a dictionary.

    More jesting I reiterate, Bird is awesome, LBJ is more awesomer and those 30 year old stats are hand picked in Birds favor and still had to be skewed. How many seasons does Bird have that would beat LBJs 3rd worst?

    Edit LBJ has 2 seasons UNDER a 25 PER...Bird has 4 seasons OVER.
    Last edited by pinchegringo; 08-25-15 at 08:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchegringo View Post
    So bird had 4.5 minutes more a game to be used 5% less, whos argument do you think that helps?

    Or do you think that mpg is end all be all of stats defining worth?
    not even sure how to answer your ridiculous questions but lebron would have a significantly better PER than bird if he had the extra 4.5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brodie View Post
    not even sure how to answer your ridiculous questions but lebron would have a significantly better PER than bird if he had the extra 4.5 minutes.
    That is what I was saying too, I thought it was a Bird was better post. Forgive me, that was written from my phone on a bus back from day drinking for several hours in Cancun

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    Bird could get a foot and a half above the rim in his prime

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    2 of the best of all time. Both guys were tops in their eras and each have always been very complimentary when asked about each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odog11 View Post
    More like a David Letterman top 10

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    I hope, one day, all NBA comparisson's will go out the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_come View Post
    Lebrooom would get hurt. Avg. player in the league
    bird all the way

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