Larry Bird turned 61 Thursday, so what better time to revisit some of the best plays from one of the NBA’s all-time greats?
The Boston Celtics legend was one of the best all-around players in basketball history, and choosing the 10 best plays from his Hall-of-Fame career is a tough task. But that’s just what ESPN did to celebrate Larry Legend’s birthday.
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What a beast.
In case you’ve forgotten Bird’s impressive resume, check out his career per-game stats compared to those of LeBron James:
Bird: 24.3 points, 10 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks.
James: 27.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks.
Of course, the most important number in both players’ careers is three, as in the number of championships they’ve won.
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