Larry Bird is one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the sport and he is still heavily involved today. He played during a time where there were some unbelievable athletes on the court, but he doesn’t seem to believe his era of basketball was the best.
Bird recently spoke with The New Yorker about today’s era. He praised the sport for having some pretty serious athletes and how it has changed in the last two decades.
“It’s funny how the game has changed, and my thinking about it,” Bird said. “I was really worried—back sixteen, seventeen years ago—that the little guy didn’t have a spot in the NBA anymore: it was just going to be the big guards like Magic Johnson. But then players started shooting more threes and spacing the court, and everyone wants small guards now.”
There are some pretty great players that have taken the court in recent years who come in all shapes in sizes. From the small guards like Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook to the big dominant players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, it is hard to disagree with what Larry Bird has to say nowadays.
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