Is Larry Bird one of the greatest NBA players of all time?

Who is the best NBA player of all time? This will remain a question forever. It will also yield a diverse variety of responses, with Michael Jordan and LeBron James usually towards the top of the list. But Larry Bird—what about him? Even if most people wouldn’t put the Boston Celtics great at the top of the list, does he rank among the best 10 players of all time? Is he in the first five?

 

 

 

Bird played in the NBA for 13 years until having to retire in 1992 because of a herniated disc. Throughout his remarkable career, Bird won three NBA titles with the Celtics and was named MVP three times in a row. In 1988, Red Auerbach, the Celtics’ president, gave Bird the highest compliments when the team.

Bird played in the NBA for 13 years until having to retire in 1992 because of a herniated disc. Throughout his remarkable career, Bird won three NBA titles with the Celtics and was named MVP three times in a row. When the Celtics presented a statue of their future Hall of Famer to Bird in 1988, team president Red Auerbach gave him the highest compliments.

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