Larry Bird

Celtics forward, 1979-1982. Drafted by Celtics with sixth pick of 1978 NBA Draft.
Item added by jy826. Added on 12/16/2007
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jy826
06/01/2008

Larry Bird 5

Even a die-hard Laker fan (like myself) who hated the Celtics had to have the utmost respect for Larry Bird. Magic Johnson said he was the only player he ever feared. And for good reason. Perhaps the greatest small forward of all time, with all around skills who could shoot, rebound, pass and run the floor. Also a smart player, who was fearsome in the clutch and had oustanding work ethic. Also a good trash-talker who could psyche out opponents, such as when participating at the 1988 All Star Weekend three-point shooting contest, asking the other contestants which one would finish in second place. He wasn't super athletic but much more athletic then people realized and during earlier part of career really could run floor and finish a fasetbreak and even could threw down some dunks on occasion. Wasn't a great indivual defensive player but was good help defender and could come up with his share of steals.  Career started to go down hill in the 90's when he suffered back problems, which prevented him from being able to drive to the basket as well as he could, thereby allowing defenders to make it easier to play him for his jumper, and as a result his shooting FG% dropped considerably. But without question one of the greatest NBA players and the most important player in Celtic history along with Bill Russell.

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CanadaSucks
06/01/2008

Larry Bird 5

Absolute prick.  HOF member of the absentee father club.  But a dead-on assasin on the court.  He was in range of the basket as soon as he stepped off the bus.  As a Sixer fan, Bird ruined more than a few playoff games for me- but I can't deny he was one of the greatest players I ever saw. . .damn bastard. . .

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angryjed
12/17/2007

Larry Bird 5

best celtic I ever got to see play. 2nd best player I ever saw next to Jordan.

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twansalem
12/17/2007

Larry Bird 5

Bird was one of the best basketball players of all time. What else really needs to be said?

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