The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

2. Larry Bird

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 1980 ROY, 3x MVP, 2x Finals MVP, 9x All-Star, 9x All-NBA, 3x All-Defense, 3x Champion
Team(s): Celtics
Stats (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 25.0 PPG 10.2 RPG 6.1 APG 1.8 SPG
'80s Highlights

Larry Legend wasn't the fastest, couldn't jump the highest, but he was one crafty baller. He was the real-life Billy Hoyle, looking like a chump. A lot of folks let appearances fool them, though. The Hick from French Lick made every shot he took, whether it be a three, a mid-range jumper, free throw, dunk (once in a blue), or layup. Bird often made passes behind his head for assists, made game-winning steals and grabbed 10 boards a game. All while being the slowest man on the court. He's the Chuck Norris of basketball.

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