Yesterday was a big day for LeBron James! During the last two minutes of Game 1 in the playoffs against the Charlotte Bobcats, LeBron sunk two freethrows that pushed him into 8th place, beating Larry Bird, in most points scored during the post season.
LeBron has passed Larry Bird (3,897 points) for 8th all time in career playoff scoring (3,898 & counting)— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) April 20, 2014
This morning the hashtag #LeBronVSBird is trending thanks to ESPN.
Twitter Vote Time! Who was a better player in his prime: LeBron James or Larry Bird? Reply with LEBRON JAMES or LARRY BIRD at #LeBronVSBird— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) April 21, 2014
Now fans of both NBA greats are in a heated debate over which player is better. LeBron may have scored more points in the playoffs but Bird's fans aren't giving up that easy.
Bird all the way! You never seen him flop or cry about calls. He didn't join HOF'ers he made them! #lebronvsbird— David (@wildave79) April 21, 2014
Younger generations gonna choose Lebron cause he's the hot commodity but let's be real this is LARRY LEGEND !! #LeBronVSBird— ✈ Mel Vega ✈ (@Gmel_Genuine) April 21, 2014
As great a player/athlete as Lebron is, Larry Bird in his prime was better than Lebron is in his. Bird was all dat and more. #LeBronVSBird— Neville James (@CroixBoy) April 21, 2014
#lebronvsbird Are ya serious Bird hands down,he played in a era when players competed much harder Lebum has no real competition today— ✨HAZE AVILES™✨ (@AVILESHAZE) April 21, 2014
LeBron fans are speaking up too.
#LeBronVSBird LeBron is arguably the most talented player of all time. He'd wreck Bird 1v1— Andrew (@AndrewClarkston) April 21, 2014
Most of the people chiming in on this debate never saw Larry play and don't know his numbers, they just hate LeBron #LebronVSBird— Satvir Mann (@SatvirMann) April 21, 2014
#LebronVSBird not even close. James on defense is far superior and quietly he's a better scorer too— Charles Glover Jr (@OpenWindowMES) April 21, 2014
But can we really compare the two?
#LebronvsBird The only thing they have in common in the position they play. Their style of basketball is completely different from the other— Jonathan Anasa (@JEABitW) April 21, 2014
What do you think?
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