One of the all time greats drops major respect to our very own, and this year’s soon-to-be-announced MVP, Kobe Bryant:
KB24.com: Indiana Pacers president and NBA legend Larry Bird was on the Dan Patrick Show this morning, and the subject of clutch performers came up. Patrick asked Larry Legend if Kobe’s ability to hit big shots rivaled Michael Jordan. Bird responded with this:
“I think Kobe is the best player in our league and I think he’s been the best player for a long time, not to take anything away from anybody else. You know, somebody told me the other day that [Kobe] hasn’t won an MVP trophy, and it sort of made me feel like I want to go throw mine away, so that’s how much respect I have for the guy.”
For the record, Bird is a three-time NBA MVP, having won the award in 1984, 1985 and 1986.
Listen to his comments here, around the 11:00 mark…