Julius Erving vs. Larry Bird 

Erving's Notable Sneaker: Converse Pro Leather                                                                                                         Bird's Notable Sneaker: Converse Pro Leather, Converse Weapon 

Years: 1979 - 1987

Aside from trying to choke each other out on the court, the rivalry between Julius "Dr. J" Erving and Larry Bird was one that was always hard fought. Both Dr. J and Bird were long-time partners with Converse but despite the shared footwear choice, Larry and Julius played with a fierce competitiveness that was unparalleled. Erving regularly laced up the Converse Pro Leather, while Bird was proponent of the Weapon.