This a video from ESPN's 1st and 10 debating whether or it's fair to compare Dirk and Larry. I guess they were both white and had blonde hair. Other than that they're both two of the greatest players to ever play the game so why don't we just leave it at that.

What do you think?

Michael Saver 5/26/2011 09:41:00 AM Edit
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  1. I know why they are starting to compare Dirk specifically to Larry Legend, its cause they are both tall white guys that are fucking great shooters.


  2. Ill give these two flamboyant dudes credit. Its a ridiculous comparison

  3. Patti says:

    Dirk is great, but he is not Larry Joe Bird LEGEND #33 GOD and never will be. I see flashes of Bird-ness but Dirk is a different type of player and lacks the overall intensity, drive, and heart that Larry played with. I still miss those games, and get misty when they replay them on tv. I have a whole collection of VHS tapes of recorded Celtics games from the '80s. Now I all need is a VCR again. LOL LONG LIVE LARRY BIRD!!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    They Both have amazing talents and are extremely great Players, but until Dirk wins multiple championships like Larry Bird did, he cannot be compared to Bird's Greatness.


  5. tb727 says:

    Not surprisingly this is coming from ESPN, that network that thinks Bean was as good as Michael.

    Dirk is a very good player, possibly a better longer career than Larry (meaning he did it at a high level for longer) and he's had less talent around him. With that said, Bird was the better passer, defender and teammate.

    Dirk is as close to Larry as Bean is to Michael. Which means MJ is the best all time and Bean is like top 13 and Bird is like the 4th or 5th best all time and Dirk is like top 25

  6. Cedric Maxwell has been comparing Dirk to Larry for years. As far as scoring goes he's right there with him, but rebounding, passing, defense, ball handling... he's not even close. But if you're looking for a guy that can iso ANYWHERE then drive left/right or step back and pull up? Those two are your guys.

  7. Actually now that i think of it... if you add everything Dirk does well with everything Jason Kidd does well you'd have Larry Bird.

  8. Rondo>me says:

    but if you added the number of rings Dirk has with the number of rings Kidd has, you still don't get close to Bird's 3 rings.

  9. QD says:

    WOW!!! Some folks from ESPeeN got it right. Doesn't happen very often. Speechless.

  10. princey says:

    agreed with mike

  11. Bohemian says:

    Welcome to Stern's "fast food oriented NBA" where you try to find a copy of an original that worked perfectly.

    Dirk is amazing but they are just very different players.

    Larry Bird is God, Dirk is "only" a superhero :)

  12. mrobinstone says:

    Dirk and Kidd vs Bird and Dj!I go for Larry and Dennis!no question ask!

  13. mrobinstone says:

    Dj vs Kidd?that's the issue right now?I go for Dennis too!

  14. mrobinstone says:

    who's the next bird?It's pierce!And that's the truth!

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