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Larry Joe Bird

 Larry Joe Bird does not get enough love, not only do today's fans and players gloss over him but in regards to greatest of all time he gets pushed down the line. I'm here to say enough is enough! 

 All I hear is how KD would cook Larry, are you kidding me?! Steph Curry is a better shooter than Larry, really?! All this recency bias has to stop. In the context of the game of basketball does KD make all those around him better?? Not a chance from what I have seen. Larry on the other hand made each and every teammate of his a better player. Larry unlike KD actually played D! Give me Larry's Celtics over KDs teams any day of the week! 
Now let me say Steph Curry is a heck of a shooter, makes his teammates better yet is a liability on D. He also plays in a game today that protects and encourages shooting. Larry did all his damage in a game that was rugged and hardcore. Larry would pull up on guys who were playing actual D and lit people up. What's even more amazing is he would tell them what he was gonna do and he did it! 

Why today's media and pundits push him aside is beyond me. If the game is on the line I'm taking Larry. His game was one of the most complete games ever in basketball. His passing skills were like a point guard, he could bang and rebound with anyone. He could get to the hoop, post up, and nail any jumper and three in your face. Defensively he feared no one, what I truly loved about him was his HUSTLE. He gave his entire body and soul to the game of basketball.

Let's give him the respect and love he's due. He's top three all-time in my mind. Remember the name Larry Joe Bird! 


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