The greatest ever white basketball player

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.

His achievements:
- 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:

YouTube Preview Image

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>