Kevin Durant isn't on Larry Bird's level yet - Jalen Rose l Get Up!

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  • Xander Zyrus
    Xander Zyrus  5 days back

    The only word that I agree with Jalen.
    Bird still better than Bron KD combined

    • The Bronx Boglehead
      The Bronx Boglehead  1 weeks back

      There’s no question that KD is a better player in a vacuum than bird. He’s way more athletic, much better scorer, and defense is on another level when compared to bird. But I would still take bird because he’s the better leader and teammate, unquestionably a better playmaker and has had a better career so far. Bird is a top 5 goat all time, KD is top 15 or maybe even 10 when it’s all said and done but not on birds level.

      • Blaine st pierre
        Blaine st pierre  3 weeks back

        never will be

        • James Desch
          James Desch  4 weeks back

          Seriously! It's not even a discussion. I like Durant but he's not even close to Bird's greatness. Bird is not only better at basketball then Durant... He's also better at everything else then Durant. Including construction work -- building a driveway for his momma and screwing his back up in the process. No matter the job; blue coller, white coller I'm taking Larry Bird because he gets the job done! Durant is an excellent player, but the best he can hope for is carrying Bird's luggage. That's how good Bird was --at everything.

          • Chris Paschal
            Chris Paschal  1 months back

            Not even close, Larry did it night in and night out against the best of all time, end of story.

            • Mikeman Jordan
              Mikeman Jordan  1 months back

              no hes not idiot airjordan is the greatest scorer the game has ever seen

              • MrKing8050
                MrKing8050  2 months back

                No other small foward will be on Larry Birds level, Jordan, Magic, Kareem, Bird, and Russell will always be top 5

              • jessie urena
                jessie urena  2 months back

                Larry bird top 3

                • Rob Ellis
                  Rob Ellis  2 months back

                  No one is.

                  • Narcoleptic Badger
                    Narcoleptic Badger  2 months back

                    Larry bird is better and it’s not even close, better at nearly every aspect of the game

                    • Donnie Pate
                      Donnie Pate  3 months back

                      Bird is in top 5

                      • Donnie Pate
                        Donnie Pate  3 months back

                        Sad comparing Kevin to Larry it’s not close Bird waaay better

                        • Maximos Tiberius
                          Maximos Tiberius  3 months back

                          I remember when the 3 point shot came into existence. At that time that shot was not considered to be a good shot to take. Consequently they did not shoot a lot of threes and Larry Bird himself said he rarely practiced it except for before the 3 point contest. Had that shot been around for a longer period of time bird with a scored a h*** of a lot more points. If I'm starting a team and I can either have Larry Bird or Kevin Durant I am taking Larry Bird every single day of the week. He took a Boston Celtic team that won 29 games the year before and turned it into a 61 game winner. He won a title his 2nd year in the league. Durant cannot match that

                          • J34xalpha KING
                            J34xalpha KING  3 months back

                            Larry LEGEND would eat Kevin alive!!

                            Bird=BEAST!!

                            • Gerald Obien
                              Gerald Obien  3 months back

                              Yet? Try never will.

                              • Anthony Broaddus
                                Anthony Broaddus  3 months back

                                Jalen is right. Any fan that is older than 15 has Larry Bird in their top 5-8. I have him at #3.

                                As great as Kevin Durant is, he probably will never be in anyone’s all time top ten. Joined the Warriors will always haunt his legacy.

                                • Achilles Mercado
                                  Achilles Mercado  3 months back

                                  If KD played in the 80s..can he beat the likes of Barkley, Malone,worthy or the legend LB?...

                                  • Bazooka Joe
                                    Bazooka Joe  3 months back

                                    INSULTING BIRD TOP FIVE

                                    • KJam206
                                      KJam206  3 months back

                                      music to my ears. fuckin snake who ruined the league

                                      • martin moreno
                                        martin moreno  3 months back

                                        no way bird is better because now of days the he touched me foul is stupid

                                        • Dylan Thomas
                                          Dylan Thomas  4 months back

                                          Bird is a master of team 5 on 5 bball and is by far the more lethal player in a full on game. But I'm betting on KD 1 on 1 based on athleticism.

                                          • OG Simpson
                                            OG Simpson  4 months back

                                            And he never will be.

                                            • LEX
                                              LEX  4 months back

                                              Really Jalen, but super teams have been around for a long time.
                                              Bird McHale Parish now thats a super team. Jordan Pippen Rodman.
                                              Magic Worthy Jabbar. All these guys are hall-of-famers. So what so bad about Durant Curry Green? Just another super team to me.

                                              • N c
                                                N c  4 months back

                                                I hate all time lists like points assists and rebounds. K Malone isnt a better scorer than Michael Jordan.. but he's higher on the all time list.

                                                • Albert Pringle
                                                  Albert Pringle  4 months back

                                                  never will be

                                                  • wong joman
                                                    wong joman  4 months back

                                                    Someday KD will be legendary as well

                                                    • James Vickers
                                                      James Vickers  4 months back

                                                      He never will be on Birds level...never

                                                      • Brian Williams
                                                        Brian Williams  4 months back

                                                        And never will be lol next

                                                        • The Guy
                                                          The Guy  5 months back

                                                          No way KD is better scorer than Kobe or even less than MJ

                                                        • Knee Grow
                                                          Knee Grow  5 months back

                                                          And KD will never be on Birds level... lol and neither will Lebron

                                                          • Omar L
                                                            Omar L  5 months back

                                                            Bird.

                                                            • Dommy Dench
                                                              Dommy Dench  5 months back

                                                              Larry Joe would make Durant quit The Sport.

                                                              • Alex Carrillo
                                                                Alex Carrillo  5 months back

                                                                Kobe is the greatest SCORER ever. Foot work out of this planet. Mid range was lethal. Left hand was 2nd to none. Athleticism. Post game was unguardable. And lived for the moment of taking the final shot.

                                                              • Patrick Bateman
                                                                Patrick Bateman  5 months back

                                                                Not even close

                                                                • Jarid Chiera
                                                                  Jarid Chiera  5 months back

                                                                  Larry Bird took a 29-53 Celtics team and turned that team into a 61-21 team in his rookie year .

                                                                  Durant took a 31-51 team and brought them to 20-62 in his first year


                                                                  Larry Bird won the NBA championship his second season and the best player he had was Robert Parish


                                                                  Kevin Durant never won a title with the Thunder and he had Russell Westbrook , James Harden , Serge Ibaka


                                                                  Bird 3 MVPS > KD 1


                                                                  Bird >KD

                                                                  • Jarid Chiera
                                                                    Jarid Chiera  5 months back

                                                                    Durant’s almost on his level but he’s not Bird . KD can’t playmake like Bird

                                                                    • mensrea
                                                                      mensrea  5 months back

                                                                      Michael Jordan is on record putting Bird above any small forward in history, above KD, above LeBron. Your opinions here, dear mediocre internet people, do not matter.

                                                                      • mensrea
                                                                        mensrea  5 months back

                                                                        Proof that stats are not the final word on any discussion comparing two great players from different eras. Think of the defence that was allowed against players like Bird compared to the way the game is packaged for consumption today. And Greenberg definitively, DEFINITIVELY, putting KD ahead of Jordan as a pure scorer is silly beyond belief. No pope, no matter how holy and great, is above Jesus.

                                                                        • Roderick Aspiras
                                                                          Roderick Aspiras  5 months back

                                                                          KD is a pussy. He can't play tough. KD is soft. Bird played in chucks. Let it sink in.

                                                                          • Son Of Nam
                                                                            Son Of Nam  5 months back

                                                                            Bird never elevated himself...he elevated the team. Bird made his teammates better because of his leadership. And he never whined like LeBron, nor ask for more money like KD.

                                                                            • Jmriccitelli
                                                                              Jmriccitelli  5 months back

                                                                              Michael Jordan has 10 scoring titles numb nutz....😉

                                                                              • Fiat Voluntas Tua
                                                                                Fiat Voluntas Tua  5 months back

                                                                                5-10? More like 1-5 if you ask me.

                                                                                • deathtoideologues
                                                                                  deathtoideologues  5 months back

                                                                                  Bird is going to effect games more with his superior rebounding skills and his vastly superior passing skills which is why he was able to close out championships for the Celtics. The one thing Durant does better is attack the basket off the dribble.

                                                                                  • Blaine st pierre
                                                                                    Blaine st pierre  5 months back

                                                                                    league became a joke after all the rules changes once again greed ruined a sport

                                                                                    • Narcoleptic Badger
                                                                                      Narcoleptic Badger  5 months back

                                                                                      When they said he did it in 95 fewer games. We’ll of course, you can’t touch anybody anymore without going to the line, Larry averaged 30-9-7-2-1 with rules that massively favored the defender compared to the modern league. Give me Larry Legend, end of discussion

                                                                                      • paul martinson
                                                                                        paul martinson  5 months back

                                                                                        no one in the nba today is anywhere close to being as good as larry bird

                                                                                        • William Bua
                                                                                          William Bua  5 months back

                                                                                          No one is at Larry's level. GOAT

                                                                                          • robert jaworski
                                                                                            robert jaworski  6 months back

                                                                                            it's a different era, When larry was playing players got away with murders down the block and it took special player to rised above it, dominates and wins. Now players if they feel your breeze they flop and if they get actually fouled they have a mental breakdown. Does anyone thinks KD, Steph, The Beard, Westbrook, Giannis and Lebron have the mental toughness if they faced defenders like Bill Laimbeer, Rodman, Mahorn and Aguirre.