Apples and Other Apples

Posted by Rob Mahoney on October 19, 2010 under xOther | 4 Comments to Read

Video via Celtics Town.

The Bird comparisons typically draw a scoff from both Celtics fans and older NBA fans alike, but if we boil down the discussion to simply shooting (no defense, no passing, no intangible toughness), is it really so ridiculous to see Nowitzki as Bird’s equal?

  • Mick

    Well, Bird was certainly a better shooter. ?Dirkjust does not shoot enough 3 balls to raise his true shooting % to a truly elite level. Also, who passes like Bird? Not many if any forwards I have seen. Its annoying that they are both blonde and white, but it doesn't really shed any light on Dirk's game other than that he is a fantastic top notch shooter. Dirk's main strenght is that he dominates the ball on the perimeter like no other 7 footer and given his usage, rarely commits turnovers. That for a big man is astonishing.

  • Yadxa

    difference between dirk and bird?
    Mchale, parish and walton.

  • tcat075

    Old video, but its just as good each time I watch it.

  • Andrew Tobolowsky

    That was one of the greatest games I've ever seen. And I'll say–in all the years and all the playoff games, there's never been a time when I felt less comfortable with a lead than I did when we were facing McGrady in that series. He'd pull up from half-court and drain it, barely jumping. But our boy was just as good