All fingers point to Larry Bird (b. 1956). Some even say he’s the second greatest basketball player ever, behind only the incomparable Michael Jordan.
- 3-time NBA MVP;
- 3-time NBA champion;
- 2-time NBA Finals MVP;
- Rookie of the Year;
- 12-time all-star.
All that he achieved during a glorious era in the NBA. He was a clutch player, a great scorer, a leader, a great passer and a fierce competitor.
Other great white players:
(i) Jerry West – NBA MVP, 13 time all-star, probably second best white player behind Bird.
(ii) Steve Nash – 2-time NBA MVP but no titles.
(iii) Dirk Nowitzki – 2007 NBA MVP.
A video of Bird in action: