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Old 03-16-2013, 10:56 AM   #23
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Default Re: Tim Duncan vs Larry Bird

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Originally Posted by brain drain
This is getting ridiculous.

I think everybody agrees that Duncan is clearly the better defender.

Bird played in a significantly higher-paced and higher scoring era, so comparing raw numbers doesn't make much sense.

Let's look at advanced stats for the playoffs (because I guess we all agree that should be the measuring stick for comparing all time greats, who cares about regular season games against teams with losing records?).

Bird:


Duncan:



I don't see how anybody in their right mind could say that Bird was a better playoff performer than Duncan.

stats tell the entire story

Look past the box score, and you will see why Bird is better
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