Over the past month, ESPN has been running a cool series focused on their top NBA players or all time.
This week they got into their top ten players, which included Tim Duncan and Larry Bird. Both were two dynamic players who changed the game at the forward position during their era.
Who would you choose as the better player: Tim Duncan or Larry Bird?
A quick bit of info on Larry "Legend" Bird
Three-time MVP (1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86), two-time Finals MVP, 12-time All-Star, 10-time All-NBA selection, three-time All-D selection, Rookie of the Year (1979-80), Hall of Fame
3 (1981, 1984, 1986)
24.3 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 6.3 APG, .496 FG%
Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell are the only players to win three straight MVP awards.
Two-time MVP (2001-02, 2002-03), three-time Finals MVP, 15-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA selection, 15-time All-D selection, Rookie of the Year (1997-98)
5 (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)
19.3 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 2.2 BPG, .506 FG%
Duncan is the only player over the past 35 years to be named First-Team All-NBA as a rookie. His 15 All-Defensive team selections are the most in NBA history.
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