Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now
Larry Bird is one of the greatest basketball players of all time and rarely conceded anything on the court. The Hall of Famer is 58 now, and he admits that former rival Michael Jordan could take him one-on-one. Check that, he says MJ would “kill” him on the court now.
“I hate to admit this, but he’d kill me,” Bird said on “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday. “I’m 40 pounds more then when I played. I’m broken down. I really don’t care like I used to. I have a fight in me but it’s not the fight that I once had, but it’d be a pretty close game.”
Even though he says he doesn’t have the fight in him anymore, we think he could still bring it on the court if he really wanted to. This is Larry Bird, after all. Maybe he’s just reserving his trash talk and harsh stances for players he’s in charge of.
Oh, and for what it’s worth, only two years ago Paul George said that Bird left the Pacers “speechless” with his sharpshooting. Yeah, we still think he could earn a couple of Big Macs with his big shots against MJ.