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Old 06-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

I always hear people say if MJ played now he would absolutely crush.

So I was wondering what would Larry and Magic averages be if they played in today's Era?

Would they still be considered top 10 players?

Would they dominate the game?

Would they just be role players?

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

Bird: something like 26-12-8 wouldn't be out of the question

Magic: 26-9-14
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

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Bird: something like 26-12-8 wouldn't be out of the question

Magic: 26-9-14

Les not get ahead of ourselves here.

26-9-14?

Man you must be stupid
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

Magic - 22.6ppg 8.4rpg 12.2apg 51fg% 32%3P

Larry - 28.2ppg 11.0rpg 6.4apg 48%fg 40%3P
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

Yeah...no, Magic wouldn't average 26 PPG.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

They would both do very well.
That is all we can assume.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

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Yeah...no, Magic wouldn't average 26 PPG.

not impossible. He could abuse most defenders in the post in this era.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #8
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

All numbers posted so far seem too high to me.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #9
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

LBJ in about 3/4 years will be Magic. It's what Magic looked like.

Could score on the block, had vision, could lead a break, made big plays, could make a hook shot, could hit a 3 (occasionally). Very similar bodies, except Magic NEVER flew like Lebron. When LBJ slows down, it will be Magic.
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

Neither one of them were about numbers anyway, so I'm not sure why the fascination with whatever individual statistics they might have compiled.
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

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All numbers posted so far seem too high to me.

Yeah I was thinking maybe I beefed Larry's PPG/RPGs too much? Maybe 27.5ppg and 9.4rpg?
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:35 PM   #12
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

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Neither one of them were about numbers anyway, so I'm not sure why the fascination with whatever individual statistics they might have compiled.


I was just wondering cause they were never considered to be athletic guys.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #13
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Neither one of them were about numbers anyway, so I'm not sure why the fascination with whatever individual statistics they might have compiled.

The only interesting numbers to me are Bird's rebounds, and 3PA. I'm not sure what kind of style he would play (though superstars of the highest order can't really be pigeonholed into a single role, I wonder if we'd see more of the Bird from before or after McHale was featured in the offense).
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

Both players at their peak in today's NBA...

Bird: 27/9/6

Magic: 21/6/11

Bird would be a PF in today's league, Magic's assist numbers would be down a bit considering there are less fast break opportunities and less possessions in today's league.

The usage of the 3 point shot in today's league is a plus for Bird and playing at power forward his rebounding numbers wouldn't drop so his stats pretty much look the same.

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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

Bird on a good team(say...the Heat in place of Lebron) 23/11/7.

Bad team? 30/8/8

Magic about 18/11/8 anywhere.
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