Originally Posted by 97 bulls
I also disagree with the continual bombardment of nostalgic 80s fans who overrate that era to no end. Guys posted that Bird would avg 30 ppg PER YEAR. As well as 13/14 rbds. And 7-8 assists. I just dont see it. And im an old school guy.
Bird averaged highs of 30 ppg, 11 rpg and 8 apg playing alongside McHale, Parish, Ainge and Dennis Johnson amongst others. And playing against ATG sides.
So how are any of those farfetched? In a team which is just 'good' in this era he's going to get as many shots as he needs and without the competition in his own team he could drain 30 quite easily. When he was playing PF going against the likes of Moses Malone et al he was averaging 11 rpg. When the 87 team had injuries and needed him to playmake more, he was averaging almost 8 assists per game.
I mean, you can quibble a point here or there but generally he's going to be close to that production.