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Old 02-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Does Lebron surpass Larry Bird at the end of the season alltime with a league and finals mvp?
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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I think Larry was a better player, based on what I've seen of him.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
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It's mind-boggling how people think Bird is better than LeBron right now, never mind after he wins his 4th MVP in 5 years and 2nd straight Finals MVP.

So to answer your question, yes... not only will LeBron surpass Bird with another MVP + title, but he officially moves up to #2 all time.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: Does Lebron surpass Larry Bird at the end of the season with league and finals mvp

Lebron could defend Bird, or contain him. But Bird would get thrown in the dust trying to guard Lebron. It would get really ugly.

Lebron >> Bird
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
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It's mind-boggling how people think Bird is better than LeBron right now, never mind after he wins his 4th MVP in 5 years and 2nd straight Finals MVP.

So to answer your question, yes... not only will LeBron surpass Bird with another MVP + title, but he officially moves up to #2 all time.
Let's not over do it. The question was with Bird, not anyone else. They both were considered SF's, hence the question.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: Does Lebron surpass Larry Bird at the end of the season with league and finals mvp

No. Prime Bird was better than current LeBron is.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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Lebron could defend Bird, or contain him. But Bird would get thrown in the dust trying to guard Lebron. It would get really ugly.

Lebron >> Bird

Lebron couldn't defend Bird. No one couldn't.

You just can't guard all time great scorers one on one
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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Yeah, that seems a little strange to me. Dennis Rodman couldn't guard Bird; I don't think LeBron is a better - let alone significantly better - defender than The Worm was.

That would be a hell of a matchup though.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #9
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Most of ya'll were not even born when Bird was at his best. Stop giving your opinions. I have no idea if Lebron is better or not, and I don't even care. Both greats, different times.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #10
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Most of ya'll were not even born when Bird was at his best. Stop giving your opinions. I have no idea if Lebron is better or not, and I don't even care. Both greats, different times.
STFU with this horsehit. It's called history, you can study it without actually having been there. You know a lot of what Bird did was filmed and can be viewed by people today, don't you?
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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STFU with this horsehit. It's called history, you can study it without actually having been there. You know a lot of what Bird did was filmed and can be viewed by people today, don't you?
Notice how I said MOST.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:08 PM   #12
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Yes. Without question. He already has the superior career playoff numbers. 4 MVPs and 2 FMVPs does in fact leave Bird with no argument.
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Notice how I said MOST.
It doesn't matter. No one alive today ever got to see Abraham Lincoln do anything, does that mean we shouldn't have any opinions about his presidency?
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It doesn't matter. No one alive today ever got to see Abraham Lincoln do anything, does that mean we shouldn't have any opinions about his presidency?
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #15
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Bird still has the better over all stats, and his career was cut short due to a bad back.

I'd still have Bird over Lebron.

It's going to take him a few more rings to get to Bird/Magic/Kareem/Wilt/Hakeem/Shaq/Duncan levels, let alone MJ levels.

I love how people skip over all these ATG's, and go directly for MJ's throne.
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