Also, I think if you are gonna add two players together and make bird i would say he is essentially Dirk and Nash together. Offensively, i have no doubt that he would be among if not the best offensive players in the nba. He was just too smart and too skilled if not athletic not to be. Again I think defensively he would look horrendous though. The game is much more about Isos now and i guarantee you every team they play would go at him and he wouldnt be in the best frontcourt in nba history anymore. He would still be a HOFer but he would look slow and i dont think he would be quite as revered as he is.
Bird was more athletic than Dirk, and I don't see the Diggler struggling out there.
Plus, Dirk is 7-1. You can stick him on centers and be fine. Bird was 6-9. He would need to guard either 3s or 4s both of which would embarass him. He would still be amazing offensively just as i said in the first post on this page.
based solely on skill, Bird is no doubt the best ever. He didn't have the great athleticsism of MJ, but he was an awesome passer, rebounder, shooter, played the passing lanes perfectly, knew how to strip players in the post, had good shot selection and knew when to pass and defer to teammates, was clutch as hell. I could go on for days. There isn't a single skill-related thing he was not good at on the court. Even his defensive stance was great, he simply wasn't athletic enough to be a lock-down defender