Was Larry Bird an underrated passer?
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Was Larry Bird an underrated passer?
Posted by Muahahaha on 2/13 at 7:15 am
We always equate Bird with scoring, but man, he was a great passer as well.

Bird's Greatest Assists




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Posted by dukke v on 2/13 at 7:18 am to Muahahaha
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Was Larry Bird an underrated passer?


For sure. He was just about the most complete player to ever play the game.



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Posted by bbap on 2/13 at 7:26 am to Muahahaha
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Was Larry Bird an underrated passer?


No i dont think so.

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We always equate Bird with scoring, but man, he was a great passer as well


who is we? i think most give him credit for being a good passer.



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Posted by theunknownknight on 2/13 at 7:27 am to bbap
Yeah, I thought it was pretty well known Bird was a great passer?


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Posted by bbap on 2/13 at 7:27 am to dukke v
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He was just about the most complete player to ever play the game.


that is beyond wrong but i'm not about to argue with you because i know you will just go all capital letters and make no sense.



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Posted by Ellunchboxo on 2/13 at 7:32 am to Muahahaha
No, he was not underrated.

He was widely considered a great passer.

He was properly rated



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Posted by Pilot Tiger on 2/13 at 7:37 am to Ellunchboxo
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No, he was not underrated.

He was widely considered a great passer.

He was properly rated
I should start a thread about how underrated Lebron James is at dunking




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Posted by ATLTiger on 2/13 at 7:40 am to Muahahaha
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We always equate Bird with scoring


who you calling "we"?



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Posted by dukke v on 2/13 at 7:41 am to bbap
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that is beyond wrong but i'm not about to argue with you


Since you know NOTHING about the game, YOU have nothing to argue with. DIP shite. Thats right YOU never saw Bird play.



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Posted by Flair Chops on 2/13 at 7:54 am to dukke v
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He was just about the most complete player to ever play the game.
he wasn't the most complete player in that draft class, iyam imo n64 fwiw gfy r2d2



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Posted by ATLTiger on 2/13 at 7:56 am to Flair Chops
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he wasn't the most complete player in that draft class


oh yes he was



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Posted by Muahahaha on 2/13 at 7:58 am to ATLTiger
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who you calling "we"?


Just a figure of speech.



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Posted by AlaTiger on 2/13 at 8:01 am to Muahahaha
Bird was clutch, completely turned around a historic franchise, and had a great run. But, he only played at a high level for 8-9 years. I love Bird, but I think that he is historically overrated. Sure, he won 3 titles and would have had 2 more if not for Magic and the Lakers, but Larry Legend has blown up over time, I think.


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Posted by Flair Chops on 2/13 at 8:01 am to ATLTiger
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oh yes he was
semantics.



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Posted by dukke v on 2/13 at 8:04 am to AlaTiger
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But, he only played at a high level for 8-9 years.


If you look at it.....Thats A pretty long time to be at the top of your game.
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but I think that he is historically overrated


Not a chance. Very few players were/are able to make other players around them better at the level that Bird did.



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Posted by Rudy40 on 2/13 at 8:04 am to Flair Chops
Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were not in the same draft class genius if necessary I will explain!


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Posted by Pilot Tiger on 2/13 at 8:07 am to AlaTiger
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But, he only played at a high level for 8-9 years
only 8 to 9 years?



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Posted by Flair Chops on 2/13 at 8:08 am to Rudy40
was bird drafted in 78 although he returned for his senior season at indiana state and didn't sign with the c's until 79?

do tell.


yes, i know how it went down. but you are forgetting about mo cheeks



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Posted by VABuckeye on 2/13 at 8:08 am to AlaTiger
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Bird was clutch, completely turned around a historic franchise, and had a great run. But, he only played at a high level for 8-9 years. I love Bird, but I think that he is historically overrated. Sure, he won 3 titles and would have had 2 more if not for Magic and the Lakers, but Larry Legend has blown up over time, I think.


Bad back.

Walton was a ridiculously good center but health problems limited him. Bird was crazy good while he was healthy.



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Posted by AlaTiger on 2/13 at 8:15 am to VABuckeye
Look, I am a lifelong Celtics fan and idolized Bird while he was playing. He was my favorite player and I watched him every time he was on. The Celtics are my team.

Having said that, I just think that he blew up in my mind and in the mind of others a bit more than was warranted. Perhaps because he was white and played for the Celtics and had the rivalry with Magic and all. He was great, don't get me wrong. But, I have come to believe that his aura and persona added a lot to how everyone saw him and still sees him.



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