Originally Posted by BoutPractice
I don't get the Dirk comparison.
Dirk is much taller and a more accurate shooter, which makes him a more dangerous overall scorer.
Bird is decisively better in most of the other aspects of the game. He's an all-around player.
They're different enough that you can't infer from one's dominance in this era that the other would succeed as well.
I do think Larry Bird would absolutely kick ass in this era, but it has nothing to do with Dirk. Just with the fact that he's Larry Bird.
What makes you think Dirk is a more accurate shooter? And the difference in height doesnt matter when one is more athletic and crafty to get their shot off whenever they want.
Dirk is not the better scorer nor all around player.