You’d have a hard time arguing that Tom Brady is a bigger legend than Larry Bird, but it would have been harder to predict just how wide the winning margin was for Larry Legend in his matchup with Tom Terrific.
The former Celtics great got 69.3 percent of votes to Brady’s 30.7 percent, moving the second-seeded Bird into the final four.
The remaining matchups in the round of eight saw the No. 1 seeds advancing. Bobby Orr won in a landslide over John Havclicek, taking in 88 percent of votes, and the other two matchups were nearly as lopsided. Bill Russell (69.8 percent) proved more legendary than Carl Yastrzemski, and Ted Williams (72 percent) took down the patriarch of the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach.
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1. Tom Brady vs. 2. Larry Bird
Winner: Larry Bird (69.3 percent)
1. Bill Russell vs. 2. Carl Yastrzemski
Winner: Bill Russell (69.8 percent)
1. Bobby Orr vs. 3. John Havlicek
Winner: Bobby Orr (88 percent)
1. Ted Williams vs. 2. Red Auerbach
Winner: Ted Williams (72 percent)