Celtics news: Jalen Rose has Larry Bird over Kobe Bryant on GOAT list
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Jalen Rose has Larry Bird over Kobe Bryant on GOAT list

Jalen Rose, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant

Former NBA guard and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird over Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant on his GOAT list.

Rose’s list goes like this: Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O’Neal and Oscar Robertson:

Larry Bird won three championships with the Celtics and was a two-time Finals MVP. The Hall of Famer played his entire career with the Celtics and had averages of 24.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 88.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Bird was also a 12-time All-Star, the 1980 Rookie of the Year and a three-time MVP. He’s third in scoring on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list and 34th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Kobe Bryant won five titles with the Lakers and Finals MVP two times. The 18-time All-Star is the third-leading scorer in NBA history and universally recognized as the second-best shooting guard of all time after Jordan.

Bryant finished his NBA career with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He shot 44.7 percent overall, 32.9 percent from the 3-point line and 83.7 percent from the charity stripe.

A lot of people forget how lethal Larry Bird was with the Celtics. Jalen Rose is here to remind everyone just how good Larry Legend was.