Classic NBA Duels: Larry Bird vs. Dominique Wilkins

June 1st, 2010 by Joe Gill Leave a reply »

The playoffs are where superstars shine. Adrenaline and pure talent will take over.

If you believe you can’t be stopped, usually you can’t.

However, sometimes when your game goes to a new level, this challenge inspires your competitor to wrestle the spotlight away from you.

This happened on May 22, 1988.

It was the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

It was Game Seven.

Celtics versus Hawks.

Larry Bird against Dominique Wilkins.

It was for all the marbles.

The question was what superstar would shine brightest on the big stage of the NBA Playoffs.

The answer—BOTH of them.

The Human Highlight reel and Larry Legend couldn’t be any more polar opposite in their playing styles.

Bird was pure finesse and poetry in motion.

Wilkin ...

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