Originally Posted by 97 bulls
You guys thaat picked bird obviously don't know a damn thing about basketball. Pippen would kill bird in a game on 1v1. There's no way bird at 6'9 could rise up and shoot enough outside shots over pippen at 6'8 to counter pippens superior footspeed and ability to drive to the basket.
Bird is a little before my time, but you do know that Larry Bird is a top 8 player who has been guarded by Pippen. If we're just judging superficially yeah, it makes more sense that Pippen would kill him.
Once I saw a video of Larry Bird, and he seemed so out of place, running back and forth along players that seemed so much more athletic than him, yet he was the best in the world. That's what I find fascinating about him.