Are Magic Johnson and Larry Bird still friends?

‘ Larry said, ‘No, you tell him. ‘ She turned around and said, ‘Magic, you’re my favorite basketball player. ‘ That broke the ice and we became friends right after that and we’ve been great friends even today and I love that man.”

Who won Bird or Magic?

The showdown came in the national championship, in what remains the highest-rated TV college basketball game ever, when Johnson led his Michigan State Spartans to a 75-64 victory over Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores.

Who is better Larry Bird or LeBron James?

LeBron James leads Larry Bird in points per game in both regular season as well as playoffs. James has an edge over Bird in scoring and assists as he averaged 27.2 points and 7.3 assists per game in the regular season and 28.9 points and 7.1assists per game in the playoffs.

What does Magic Johnson think of Larry Bird?

On a recent episode of A Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Magic Johnson admitted there was a genuine hatred for Larry Bird. It just came with the territory. However, he said that all changed in 1985 when Converse asked the two to film a shoe commercial in French Lick, Indiana, Bird’s hometown.

How much is a Larry Bird Magic Johnson rookie card worth?

Larry Bird-Magic Johnson Rookie Card Sells for Record Price in Goldin Auction. One of 25 Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rookie cards graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA sold for a record setting $861,000 late Saturday night at Goldin Auctions.

How tall is Larry Bird really?

2.06 m
Larry Bird/Height

Is magic better than Bird?

His nemesis and friend off the court, Larry Bird, was a much better shooter and defender than Magic ever was. Bird also made it to the NBA Defensive Second Team three times, while Magic did not make even a single defensive team. Magic was great, but Bird was greater.

Did Larry Bird ever play against Michael Jordan?

“Jordan came into the league in ’85, and the first night Larry played against him — I knew he (Jordan) was good — but Larry said, he said to me, he said, ‘That guy is gonna be the greatest player ever, you watch,'” Shaughnessy told Damon Amendolara in an appearance on The DA Show. “I didn’t see it.

Is Larry Bird better than Kobe Bryant?

For example, Larry Bird has a career Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 23.5. Kobe Bryant has a career player efficiency rating of 23.6. You might think the difference is negligible, but remember Kobe came into the league as a 17-year-old. With respect to All-NBA Team total selections, Kobe has 11 and Bird has 10.

Is Larry Bird better than Michael Jordan?

Larry Joe Bird is the greatest basketball player who ever lived. Bird’s career stats aren’t as glamorous as Jordan’s because his points per game average isn’t as high, but his all-around game was better. Remember, this is about the best player ever, not scorer, winner or clutch performer.

Are Michael Jordan cards worth anything?

The rare Michael Jordan cards are the 1997 Metal Universe Michael Jordan Precious Metal Gems and the 1985 Prism Jewel Michael Jordan Basketball Card Sticker (both cards are worth a small fortune at high grades).

What is the most expensive football card in the world?

Brady’s 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship autographed rookie card sold for $3.1 million on Friday night. The BGS MINT 9 sold after getting 32 bids at Lelands. It is now the most expensive football card ever sold and the only one in the top 10. The previous high for a Brady rookie card was $2.25 million.