Larry Bird is an NBA legend and all that good stuff, but what is going through his mind? During an interview on “The Dan Patrick Show,” he paid Miami Heat superstar LeBron James a pretty nice compliment, but he sounds like a LeBron groupie after what he said.
Even after LeBron’s epic fail in the NBA Finals last season, some people like Bird are still in awe of his talent:
“Everybody is a little different, but I will tell you what? That LeBron James is about as good as I’ve ever seen,” Bird said. “I mean this guy is unbelievable. I’m not going to say he’s a Michael Jordan and all that, but he ain’t too far behind. He ain’t too far behind Kobe either. He just hasn’t made some plays down the stretch, and he will. He will win multiple championships before he’s out of this league. You can’t be as good as him and not win.” -Source
Actually, he is pretty far behind Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in a category or two but Bird’s entitled to his opinion.
I really wish people would stop comparing LeBron’s talent to those two. He’s more like an athletic version of Magic Johnson in reality, without that clutch gene of course.
Right now, LeBron is the Peyton Manning of the NBA before he won his first ring. He’s a beast right up until it really counts. Let’s wait and see if he can actually help a team win a championship before we anoint him as “ain’t too far behind” two of the greatest champions the league has seen.