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Old 10-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #53
Owl
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Default Re: Do some people really think Larry Bird couldn't dominate like he did, in this era?

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Originally Posted by SHAQisGOAT
Stop it please, why don't you say nothing about Bird, those 30 or more minutes games almost all of them came after '88, if Rodman and Pip were slightly out of their primes then Bird was way out of his prime, dude was old, all banged up, career ending injuries, couldn't practice, overweight, against young athletic freaks and great defenders.


Look at the stats:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...1&p2=pippesc01

http://www.basketball-reference.com/...1&p2=rodmade01

Even had some big games after '88 and that's simply amazing for the condition he was in.


Also looking at the vids you can clearly see that he's one of those players nobody can stop, you can clearly see nobody was a major problem against the skills he had.
97 Bulls' numbers do overstate how much Bird struggled with those guys. Clearly he wasn't in top physical condition for a lot of those games. But then you introduced them as top defenders whom Bird faced. If you had stuck to guys who shared their primes with Bird then those stats wouldn't have been posted.
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