Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?
Why are people taking into account for pace and completely ignoring the cast Bird and Magic had?
Magic had Kareem who he had to defer to all the time in the half court set from '80-'86, look at Magic's scoring numbers once Kareem started to decline. Bird played with one of the greatest low post players ever in McHale and an all-star in Parish, Bird had to sacrifice as well.
Look at Bird's numbers when McHale went down with an injury during the '86 season, they are insane, he put up 6 triple doubles in a 10 game span, 4 of those triple doubles were 30+ point games. What do you think a peak Bird's numbers would look like today without a dominant post player like McHale?