Originally Posted by Carbine
It's funny how people who argue Bird is greater because he was a better player in his prime than Duncan......then completely reverse it when we're talking about, for example....Bird vs Shaq.
Shaq was as effective an offensive player as Bird, or anyone else ever.
Shaq was a superior rebounder.
Shaq was a superior defender.
BTW, Shaq also has Bird killed in longevity and accolades.
More AS appearances
Four more All-NBA teams
One more All-Defensive team
....yet basically nobody arguing for Bird because they think he was superior in his prime to Duncan (Woah10115) and disregarding career longevity and achievements completely......would turn around and say Shaq was greater than Bird, even though it's the same reason they chose Bird over Duncan.
Shaq has the edge in longevity and achievements over Bird too, which makes it even more illogical.
A 7'1" 340 pound center averaged more rebounds than a 6'9" muscleless small forward? Stop the presses!
Are you going to bring up fg% and blocked shots next?
Don't act like Shaq was an otherworldy defender either... C'mon son.