The Hick from French Lick

I heard something on the radio earlier today so humor me for a second. Below are stats from 2 players. These are the stats for 5 year runs in their careers focusing on points per game, assists per game, rebounds per game, field goal percentage, and 3 point field goal percentage.

Player A
Season 1- 28.4 PPG/ 7.2 APG/ 7.6 RPG/ 48.0% FG/ 34.4 3%/ MVP
Season 2- 29.7 PPG/ 8.6 APG/ 7.3 RPG/ 50.3% FG/ 33.3 3%/ MVP
Season 3- 26.7 PPG/ 7.0 APG/ 7.5 RPG/ 51.0% FG/ 33.0 3%/
Season 4- 27.1 PPG/ 6.2 APG/ 7.9 RPG/ 53.1% FG/ 36.2 3%/ MVP
Season 5- 26.8 PPG/ 7.3 APG/ 8.0 RPG/ 56.5% FG/ 40.0 3%/ MVP
Won NBA Championship in Season 4 and 5

Player B
Season 1- 24.2 PPG/ 6.6 APG/ 10.1 RPG/ 49.2% FG/ 24.7 3%/ MVP
Season 2- 28.7 PPG/ 6.6 APG/ 10.5 RPG/ 52.2% FG/ 42.7 3%/ MVP
Season 3- 25.8 PPG/ 6.8 APG/ 9.8 RPG/ 49.6% FG/ 42.3 3%/ MVP
Season 4- 28.1 PPG/ 7.6 APG/ 9.2 RPG/ 52.5% FG/ 40.0 3%/
Season 5- 29.9 PPG/ 6.1 APG/ 9.3 RPG/ 52.7% FG/ 41.4 3%
Won NBA Championship in Season 1 and 3

Player A= Lebron James
Player B= Larry Bird

Pretty amazing 5 year runs. No one can dispute that Lebron will have better numbers and a better career when its all said and done. Its unfortunate that Larry Legend played at a time in which the traveling accommodations werent as good as they are now. Larry also did not have the off season training and in season technology that we do now and he didnt take weeks off for rest. Its so hard to compare eras but at their best, give me Larry Bird every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Im stealing this from Bill Simmons but take a look at this Youtube clip from 30 years ago today of the Legend scoring 60

Well worth the time if you have it:

And a few more of my favorites

33!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The LEGEND!!!!!!!

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