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:
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.
Those stats are misleading. Half those game both Pippen and Rodman played sparringly. That's why I only included games in which Pippen and Rodman played 30 or more minutes.
I'm not implying Bird wouldn't beast in any era. I'm just more arguing that vid that shows Bird making shots on young inexperienced players that would eventually evolve into alltime great defenders. Even in Jordans case. Jordan in that video looked to be probably 190lbs. He's giving away a good 30 lbs to Bird and 3 inches. Now prime Jordan ranged around 225. All muscle. I doubt Bird would be able to muscle Jordan (prime Jordan) the way he did in that video on a consistent basis.