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Picture Of The Day: Larry Bird 2.0?

by: JamieD On  Friday, May 27, 2011

If you compare Dirk Nowitzki and Larry Bird’s numbers after 13 seasons, they are almost identical.  Dirk has a slight advantage in points, three-point percentage and free-throw percentage, while Bird has the edge in field-goal percentage.  The only area that Bird holds a substantial advantage in is championships, with three compared to Dirk’s zero.

Nowitzki will have the opportunity to get his first championship, as the Mavericks are now only four wins away from capturing the Larry O’Brien Trophy.  If they can do that, then we may begin to seriously consider comparing Dirk’s career with Bird’s