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Old 07-24-2013, 04:03 AM   #1
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Default Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

Who would you have drafted if they are in the same draft class, knowing what you know now.

Karl Malone played for 19 seasons, almost never miss any game.

Larry Bird played "only" for 13 seasons, started having back problem in his 10th season.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

With Larry Bird you have a terrific chance of winning multiple titles. With Malone you are bound to see him under-perform in basically every postseason.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:18 AM   #4
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

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With Larry Bird you have a terrific chance of winning multiple titles. With Malone you are bound to see him under-perform in basically every postseason.
Well we know Bird is better but Celtics didn't become relevant for a long time after he retired so that's a downside. Malone also had some good opportunities to have won multiple titles too.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

this is as smart as "kobe or durant thread"
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

This topic is a joke.
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Well we know Bird is better but Celtics didn't become relevant for a long time after he retired so that's a downside. Malone also had some good opportunities to have won multiple titles too.
That has much to do with the Len Bias and Reggie Lewis tragedies and then some bad draft luck and bad decisions. And really, does holding what the franchise did after his retirement make any sense?
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

Bird >>
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #8
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This place never ceases to amaze me.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:32 AM   #9
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

This is one of the dumbest threads I've seen in a while and that's including 9erempiree.
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Bird but I would take KG over both
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

Would you take Karl Malone over Lebron?
the non-troll answer is no.
And considering Larry Bird is even better than Lebron, I'll take Bird anyday and not even close, to be honest.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #12
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

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This topic is a joke.
That has much to do with the Len Bias and Reggie Lewis tragedies and then some bad draft luck and bad decisions. And really, does holding what the franchise did after his retirement make any sense?
Not really holding him...more of the disadvantage of lower longevity. When Bird become injured after 9 seasons, there's a few throwaway seasons when he's playing hurt. And then there's the risk of draft after that while Karl Malone was a sure thing for twice as many seasons.

If not Karl Malone then how about...Scottie Pippen or David Robinson for 19 seasons never miss a game. Would we still take Larry Bird?
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

i get the point you are trying to make. and it's a valid point

but i'd still take Bird
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malone had more muscle
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Default Re: Karl Malone or Larry Bird?

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Would you take Karl Malone over Lebron?
the non-troll answer is no.
And considering Larry Bird is even better than Lebron, I'll take Bird anyday and not even close, to be honest.
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