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Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

Posted on: July 30, 2008 1:26 pm
6th best player of all-time:

Larry Bird, SF

A lot of great shooters have played in the NBA. However, whenever it came to pure shooting, Larry Bird couldn't be beat. He had a deadly jump shot that almost always in.

But that was not all Bird could do. He was a good rebounder, a good passer, played great defense, and was as clutch as their was in his time. He was also very confident in himself, and his confidence was evident in his style of play.

He was a very hardworking player as well, and a role model to younger players that were looking to make a name for themselves in the NBA.

Here are some of Larry Legend's accomplishments:

Paired with Robert Parish and Kevin McHale, the Celtics trio of Bird-McHale-Parish is arguably the greatest frontcourt in NBA history. With Larry Legend draining threes from the perimeter, McHale crashing the boards, and Parish playing aggressive defense, the Celtics were unstoppable.

Larry Bird's career will be remembered as that of a warrior's, a warrior who worked hard to excel in every area of the game. He will always be a role model to young shooters in the NBA.

6.   Larry Bird
7.   Oscar Robertson
8.   Elgin Baylor
9.   Tim Duncan
10. Hakeem Olajuwon

Coming later today: 5th best player of all-time


Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 4:41 pm

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

i really am enjoying the list. i personally have larry bird ranked a little higher. i feel that he was more than a shooter. he had one of the best baketball minds the league has ever seen. he also was a vicious competitors. there are endless stories of the high degree of competitiveness he had. he elevated the skills of his teammates and opponents. he helped carry the league back to prominence after a dark era. he also competed against some of the highest of competition in the history of the league. although all lists are subjective and an opinion i do enjoy reading yours.

My opinion

1. Jordan

2. Russell

3. Wilt

4. Bird

5. Magic

6. Kareem

7. Shaq

8. Oscar Robertson

9. Kobe Bryant

10. Elgin Baylor

Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 10:44 am

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

Yeah, Larry Legend is solid middle of the pack on anybody's list.  Nobody can argue that.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2008 2:26 am

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

Sh!t... I was going to announce number 5 today as well, but I'm tired and have to hit the hay. 1:30 AM right here in Minnesota...

Good night, and I promise number 5 tomorrow morning. PROMISE.

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 2:19 am

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

I just really want to know who is going to miss out.....

Michael Jordan
Wilt Chamberlain
Bill Russell
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Magic Johnson
Shaquille O'Neal

Six doesn't go into five. Whoever you don't put in, you are discrediting them by A LOT...especially if Elgin Baylor is in there...He was great, but those six are all better.

Since: Dec 22, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2008 9:44 pm

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

Five better players than Larry Bird???????  Ok, Jordan and Kareem I can agree with.  You can make a case for Magic because he has more rings, but by that logic Bill Russell would have to be #1. 

I thought Elgin Baylor was a stretch, but this one is a huge miss.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2008 3:08 pm

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

Bird is a top 6 player...I can agree he can go as high as #4 overall but no lower then #7 overall.

My top 10 goes like this...

#1.) MJ - The greatest athlete of my generation. Never seen a anyone like him in my life time. One who comes close plays golf and goes by the name of Tiger Woods.

#2. ) Wilt Chamberlian - Dominated his competition like nobody before him or after him

#3.) Bill Russell - The geatest low post defender in NBA history and he has the rings to show it.

#4.) Majic Johnson - One word to describe Ervin Johnson...MAJIC

#5.) Oscar Robertson - This guy had a triple double in just about every game he played at the PG position, WOW 

#6.) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 6 MVP's, 2 Final MVP's, 19 All-Star Games, Most points in NBA history!

#7.) Larry Bird - He was the greatest shooter I've ever seen play the game. Heart of a champion 100%

#8.) Shaq - The most dominate big man since Kareem. No Center in the modern day NBA could handle Shaq in the paint during his prime.

#9.) Tim Duncan - 4 NBA championships, 2 MVP's and the best PF ever to play in the NBA. Still has another 4 to 5 years left in him.

#10.)  Moses Malone - Malone averaged a double-double for 15 straight seasons which is more than Russell, Chamberlain and Kareem.

Just missed with strong cases...

  • Karl Malone
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Julius Erving
  • Bob Pettit
  • David Robinson
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Kevin Garnett

Great Blog!



Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2008 2:04 pm

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

He's in the right range, I could see him as high as 4 too. Also have to give him some love for being one of the greatest college players ever as well. I'm thinking you've probably got Magic next as the two of them will forever be linked. But I've thought wrong so far and been pleasantly surprised.

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2008 1:40 pm

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

i like the stance at Bird at this point in your top ten...  Oh and PS check your PMs its MUY IMPORTANTE

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2008 1:27 pm

Countdown: Top 10 Players of All-Time (No.6)

Thoughts on this pick? I had him as high as 4 at one point...

Too high? Too low? Let me know.

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