Originally Posted by magnax1
It's not easy to compare across positions, but the simplest way I can say it is that Bird in his best 2-3 years was on the level of Jordan, Wilt, and Russell. He's a borderline top 5 guy to me. Duncan wasn't on that level. He's a borderline top 10 guy to me. I just don't see any logical case for Duncan over Bird, he just wasn't that caliber of player. I'd like to see exactly how you can logically rank Duncan over Bird.
Bird would never do what Tim did in 03. Duncan is a top five defender ever. He could average 28 and 14 in a playoff series while dominating on defense. Bird could score and get the rest of his hall of famers involved. Not that hard btw.