Debate Time: Larry Bird Vs. Dirk Nowitzki, When Dirk Retires Who Will Be Better?

December 22nd, 2010 by Mr. Sports Geek Leave a reply »
Last night, as I was watching The Social Network (best movie in 2010) and decided to check my Facebook on my iphone (oh the irony) to see what was going on in the land of stalking, my good friend Eric posted something that caught my eye. "Dirk passes Larry on all time scoring list, does this make Dirk the best white player ever?" My response to that was, "Great debate, let's do this!" But is it really a great debate?

If we were to ask ESPN writer and NY Times best author Bill Simmons, I think we would all know the answer to this question. My first instinct is to say Larry Bird is far better than Dirk Nowitzki as well, but what is a debate without research and some stats?

Let the debating begin...

The Hick From French Lick (13 seasons: 1979 - 92) 897 Games Played

21,791 points, 8,974 rebounds, 5,695 assists, 1,556 steals, 755 blocks, 49.6 FG%, 88.6 FT%, 3 Rings

Ze German (13 seasons: 1998 - present) 948 Games Played

21,798 points, 8,016 rebounds, 2,532 assists, 866 steals, 959 blocks, 47.5 FG%, 87.6 FT%, 0 Rings

The best part about this debate is the fact that they have both played 13 s ...

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