Larry Bird Rumors
Peter Vecsey: Not even when splendiferous Rick Barry headlined the Nets for two seasons. For whatever it’s worth, I often testify on Barry’s behalf he was every bit as good as Larry Bird, who happens to be my favorite player of all time, something I’ve told him to his face. “I was better,” Barry recently reacted when an autograph seeker who expressed the same opinion to Rick at February’s All Star Weekend’s Legend’s Lunch. “Larry couldn’t guard me.”
Tommy Beer: Only four players in NBA history have averaged 20+ points, nine rebounds and more than four assists per game over the full course of their careers: Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Elgin Baylor and … Chris Webber. No idea how C-Webb is still not in the Hall of Fame.
Tommy Beer: LeBron James has tallied at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a season eight times in his career – the most in NBA history. Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Kobe Bryant have a total of six such seasons COMBINED.
Justin Kubatko: The @Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James now has eight seasons with at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 500 assists, the most such seasons in NBA history. The only other players to reach those marks more than twice are Oscar Robertson (6) and Larry Bird (3).