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Old 08-16-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Bird Gamewinner in Jordan's FACE

While I concede that MJ is the absolute GOAT,

I believe that a player like Larry Legend (who you could make an argument for being the GOAT, too) did more with what he had, or more importantly, DIDN'T have (freakish athleticism).

Larry Bird is my favorite player of all time.

One thing that pisses me off is when they play that highlight of a young/spry MJ dribbling the ball between his legs and proceeds to hit a jumper RIGHT IN Bird's FACE.

I found this game-winner from Bird which I was surprised to have never seen before in many of the Bird Game-winner/buzzer-beater compillations I have seen.

Not only does Bird own BOTH Pippen and Jordan but he nails the game-winner RIGHT IN JOrdan's FACE. Falling-away, over the outstretched arms of a JUMPING Jordan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtA7RfpRsjA

In all fairness, here is the famous play in which Jordan makes a fool out of Bird that I was talking about b4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-y7mI6Y9Y
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:24 PM   #2
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While I concede that MJ is the absolute GOAT,

I believe that a player like Larry Legend (who you could make an argument for being the GOAT, too) did more with what he had, or more importantly, DIDN'T have (freakish athleticism).

Larry Bird is my favorite player of all time.

One thing that pisses me off is when they play that highlight of a young/spry MJ dribbling the ball between his legs and proceeds to hit a jumper RIGHT IN Bird's FACE.

I found this game-winner from Bird which I was surprised to have never seen before in many of the Bird Game-winner/buzzer-beater compillations I have seen.

Not only does Bird own BOTH Pippen and Jordan but he nails the game-winner RIGHT IN JOrdan's FACE. Falling-away, over the outstretched arms of a JUMPING Jordan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtA7RfpRsjA

In all fairness, here is the famous play in which Jordan makes a fool out of Bird that I was talking about b4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-y7mI6Y9Y

Bird was one of the 5-7 best players ever IMO. He could pass like a point guard, he could play almost any position and he was not only an amazing shooter but an amazing pure scorer despite a lack of athletisism. Bird was one of the 3 best clutch shooters of all time too with Jordan and Miller.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bird Gamewinner in Jordan's FACE

larry was one of my faves too. he was ludicrously clutch and as a bulls fan too i always got so pumped for those games. he had some nice games against scottie even after he was hobbled, though i don't think they matched head to head in 92 because larry was almost exclusively playing the 4 by then (he had no mobility left to defend 3s). they had one of the greatest games i've ever seen in 91. it was an ot game and they both had 30 plus and i know larry had a near triple double and i think scottie might have too. great game.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Bird Gamewinner in Jordan's FACE

That video only illustrates how great a team/help defender Jordan was, considering that he was on the other side of the key when Bird started his move, and ended up whiffing and nearly blocking Bird's shot. The quickness with which he recognized that Pippen was going to get beat and came to help is part of what made him a perennial defensive first-teamer.

So thanks for that video which clearly shows Jordan's greatness. :)

Bird was pretty good too, btw. :) Bird was a bad, bad man.
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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That video only illustrates how great a team/help defender Jordan was, considering that he was on the other side of the key when Bird started his move, and ended up whiffing and nearly blocking Bird's shot. The quickness with which he recognized that Pippen was going to get beat and came to help is part of what made him a perennial defensive first-teamer.

So thanks for that video which clearly shows Jordan's greatness. :)

Bird was pretty good too, btw. :) Bird was a bad, bad man.

This is a Larry LEGEND thread, son.

I think MJ would appreciate it if you removed his balls from your mouth for the remainder of this thread.

I know thats difficult for you to do... :)
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:08 PM   #6
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It wasn't even Jordan's man... I mean come on now.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:13 PM   #7
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This is a Larry LEGEND thread, son.

I think MJ would appreciate it if you removed his balls from your mouth for the remainder of this thread.

I know thats difficult for you to do...

If it is a Larry Bird thread, why do you post the video of him getting crossed? You won't see a Jordan praising thread having any single play of him getting owned "for fairness".

BTW, I knew about this game, after having seen a Celtic fan's collection, where he was commenting on his games. The video has been posted already on Youtube and, not surprisingly, it drew a low rating (if it wasn't for the Bulls getting victimized, it would be pretty higher. ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoGmMx8Ejrw
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:17 PM   #8
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So much for Jordan always getting the calls...
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:29 PM   #9
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So much for Jordan always getting the calls...
Yep, he clearly got wacked on the head by the guy behind him, on the potential game winning shot.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:24 PM   #10
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Here is a good video of Jordan and Bird going at it:

Michael Jordan vs. Larry Bird 1988:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdMjK-60H-k

Two of the top 5 players ever going head to head... always fun to watch.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:28 PM   #11
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bird is my all-time fav player. he could do it all, offense and defense, pass, dribble, shoot his butt off. he had so many clutch game winners in his career. not to mention, he's a fellow hoosier. i wish i would have been old enough to have followed his college career. isu's '79 season would have been amazing to see.

the jordan clip is good though. i remember watching that live.
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:10 PM   #12
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I've never seen Jordan get blocked before especially on a game winner. That was something new to me.
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This is a Larry LEGEND thread, son.

I think MJ would appreciate it if you removed his balls from your mouth for the remainder of this thread.

I know thats difficult for you to do... :)



Not gonna happen.
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