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Greatest NBA player ever: LeBron James or Larry Bird?

The NBA is back and this year's batch of players look to become legends of the game. While many athletes say they are the best players to come through the league, few players truly reach such heights. That's why we want to know who you think is the G.O.A.T. In this matchup, we have LeBron James and Larry Bird. James may be the most athletic player ever. But Bird lit teams up with his grit and genius. Who is the 🐐? 🏀

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Stars fade but legends live forever. While there have been NBA players who have performed well in the league, there are few superstars who truly defined the game with their style, unequaled work ethic, and unstoppable skills. The Tylt knows you have your favorite players, but we want to know who you think is the greatest player ever. Click on the bracket to vote on the other debates in his bracket!

#TeamLeBron

There have been many athletes who have played NBA basketball, but no one may be more athletically gifted than the kid from Akron.

James is built like a power forward, moves like a shooting guard and has the court vision of a point guard. When you see LeBron James barrelling down on the break, he's either going to find the open man, go around you or go through you. 

He has the highest career Value Over Replacement Player in NBA history, according to Basketball Reference, and there is no other player that comes close to what he brings to a team.

#TeamLarryLegend

The NBA was dying after the drug-fueled '70s, but Larry Bird brought the league back with this incredible basketball IQ and gritty competitive streak. 

When the game was on the line, Larry Bird took over the game, and there was nothing the opposition could do to stop him. He weaponized the three-point shot and always found the open man with some of the most creative passes in the league. 

Not only would Bird destroy opponents with his skills, but he would also break opponents down with some of the most vicious trash talk in the league. There were more athletic players than Bird, but he would always rise above the challenge. He was greatness personified.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest NBA player ever: LeBron James or Larry Bird?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamLeBron
#TeamLarryLegend