A Larry Bird fanpage on Facebook recently posted a compilation video featuring 10 of the best dunks that Larry Legend's 13-year career had to offer.
Obviously Larry was known more for his passing and shooting than he was for his highlight reel slams, so some people might be surprised by the athleticism on display in these clips:
Top 10 Dunks
Posted by Larry Bird on Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It seems like his go-to on the rare occasion that he touched the rim was to pump-fake, drive baseline, and throw down the one-handed reverse. I have to say he pulled it off to perfection.
It's hard not to think that he could have dunked more often if he wanted to, but that just wasn't his style. Although in his last few seasons I'm sure his back was in too much pain for him to get that much elevation.
Doc Rivers was on the receiving end of a couple of those baseline pump-fakes featured in the video, but my favorite dunk has to be the very last one where Bird posterizes Caldwell Jones, resulting in a Bob Cousy line that I find particularly hilarious. Cooz reacts to the play by saying "in your face!....as they say" as if "in your face" was some new phrase that he had just been introduced to.
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