Originally Posted by jstern
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.
Birds strength was not isolation. He fed off his teammates. If pippen were shorter, say 6'3 id say sure bird could just rise up and shoot over him. Their respective all-time ranking has no bearing on this