“LeBron is better than Larry Bird” — Jeff Van Gundy
“LeBron will definitely be the best SF to ever play the game” — Mark Jackson
Seriously? Better than Bird? I don’t see it. I’m not being a homer, but we’re talking about (probably) a top two or three player ever in Larry Bird. LeBron has that ceiling? Potentially, the sky is the limit for him. But better now? Or to say he “definitely will be better”?
Bull, but totally expected. National Media = an extension of Stern. Stern has had his mouth on LeBron’s… um… his…um, nevermind. Stern sure does like LeBron and Kobe. That’s why they get calls like the blocking foul on Pierce. Y’know, the one where there wasn’t any contact?
What has LeBron accomplished thus far, besides these “youngest player ever,” etc. accolades?
Isiah Thomas once said that if Larry Bird was black, he’d be just another player. But then again, Thomas is the same guy that ruined a franchise, has been sued multiple times, and tried to blame his own drug dependencies on his teenage daughter. Go figure.
Nobody likes looking at basketball history and anointing Larry Bird, regardless of what he’s done. Those analysts that do, though, thanks. For Van Gundy and Jackson’s ignorance, they need to be mature about the subject at hand and wait until LeBron’s career is over with before they make this brash statement that subjects LeBron ALREADY being better than Bird. I have a question: where’s LeBron’s three championships? Not there yet. Let’s wait until it’s all said and done.