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Old 08-11-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Larry Bird vs Pete Maravich

1 on 1 in their prime, who wins?
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Larry Bird vs Pete Maravich

Larry Bird, easily. While BIrd is sinking silky smooth jumpers, Maravich will be turning the ball over left and right by getting too fancy in order to show off in front of all the 50 year old women...
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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why is this even a question?
bird, by a mile.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:04 PM   #5
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You underate Pete's ability.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:08 PM   #6
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Default Re: Larry Bird vs Pete Maravich

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You underate Pete's ability.

In a 1 on 1 situation, Pete is actually one of the best guys out there, and could compete with anyone, but Bird wins because of his size.

Game-wise though, is a different story, and isn't too close.
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In a 1 on 1 situation, Pete is actually one of the best guys out there, and could compete with anyone, but Bird wins because of his size.

Game-wise though, is a different story, and isn't too close.


Just because your taller than a person doesn't mean you can beat them 1 on 1.
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Yes but you have a big advantage especially if you're a better player.
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Default Re: Larry Bird vs Pete Maravich

A better 1 -on- 1 match up would be "Pistol" Pete vs. Earl "the Pearl". Now that would be a game to see back in '71.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:32 PM   #10
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Just because your taller than a person doesn't mean you can beat them 1 on 1.


Note. this does not apply to folks who suffer from short man syndrome. seriously, it doesn't apply to them.
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Default Re: Larry Bird vs Pete Maravich

Pistol's advantages lie in the full court game and the ability to dish out to teammates and finish impossible shots. But a 1-on-1 match would be half-court, so I'll take Bird 10 times out of 10.
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Note. this does not apply to folks who suffer from short man syndrome. seriously, it doesn't apply to them.


You took what I said out of context.
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Default Re: Larry Bird vs Pete Maravich

Larry Bird he is a legit 6'9 and he can literally destroy the 6'5 Pete Maravich in a 1 on 1 contest because of his versatility. I cannot see Pete Maravich out rebounding Bird in a 1 on 1 game so it means more ball possession for Bird.
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Default Re: Larry Bird vs Pete Maravich

Actually, big men often have a disadvantage against smaller players 1-on-1. Jalen Rose beat Amare Stoudemire 1-on-1. It's tough to chase around a small guy who can hit from the outside. The outside shot is important. Puts a slower player in a position of either giving up the outside shot or getting passed on the drive.

Pete Maravich was a small guy who could hit from the outside. He could also handle the ball well. Bird would probably have his way backing down on Maravich. And, I imagine that Bird would be able to chase down Maravich enough defensively to give him the advantage. If Maravich would try on defense (doubtful), he'd have a chance of beating a slower, bigger, less athletic player like Bird, though.
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You took what I said out of context.



Those folks who are short people and say they can beat a tall person in a basketball game, are not good.


I.E. short men who suffer from short man syndrome don't win basketball games..Seriously
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