Originally Posted by Nites
The major difference is that Larry was an Elite player from the day he got drafted all the way up to his 13th season. If it wasn't for his back he would have played another 2-3 seasons at an elite level.
Larry was also one of the toughest guys in the game did EVERYTHING on the floor for his team to win the game... in spite of the fact that he usually had the least amount of athleticism.
If Bird would have been blessed with VC's body he probably would have been the greatest ever.