Re: The Greatest Celtic, Laker top ten team. Just for fun.
posted at 5/10/2012 8:54 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Greatest Celtic, Laker top ten team. Just for fun.
[QUOTE]1. Russell (greatest winner in the history of team sports) 2. Bird (slim margin over Magic; Larry made everyone on the team better) 3. Magic 4. Kareem 5. West 6. Baylor 7. Havlicek 8. Bryant (yes he is great but not in the same class as the top 6) 9. McHale 10. DJ (one of the most underrated players of all time) Honorable mention (in no order): Cousy, Chief, Cowens, Worthy, Cooper, Jo Jo White, Pierce, Byron Scott, and another hugely underrated old timer, Satch Sanders.
Posted by phxvlsoxfan[/QUOTE]
Historically Magic and Bird are even, HIV and the sad back injury ended their careers early, both were well rounded players, I think Magic being a 6'9" PG who also got you 7 rebounds slightyl more impressive than Bird being a forward that got you 6 assists. Bird was the better shooter/scorer of course.
Yet Magic's 5 rings beat Bird's 3 to give him the slight edge... too bad McHale got hurt in '87 and Bias died or it woulda been reveresed but thats the breaks.
No way Baylor is over Kobe, as terrible a human being as Kobe is, his stats from the modern era equal Baylor's from the 50's/60's and Eldin never won a ring, Kobe has 5.
Of course Kobe isn't as good as Bird:-)
Cooz is superior to DJ, more rings, more years as a Celtic
I have no problem with Magic/Bird over Kareem