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“They're very special” — Larry Bird names his three favorite players to watch

Possibly the only NBA legend who thinks the league being less physical is a good thing.

Most of us know  as an all-time great and . Over the years, we rarely hear Larry Legend commend his fellow NBA stars, probably because of how intense and competitive players were during his time. However, that doesn’t mean “The Hick from French Lick” doesn’t give credit, especially when it is due.

Three names top Larry Legend’s list

Some may not know, but Bird has a long list of favorite modern-day NBA players. Like some of his fellow legends, Bird’s list also consists of the usual suspects.

Unsurprisingly, Bird’s top three picks play the same position as him and of course, are NBA champions like him. According to the  icon, he loves watching LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kawhi Leonard.

“” Bird replied when asked to name his favorite players in today’s NBA in a rare Q&A with  in 2019. “

“” he continued. “”

Being arguably one of the most clutch shooters of all time, Bird also named Golden State Warriors marksman Klay Thompson an honorable mention, mainly because of the Splash Brother’s incredible performance against his native Indiana.

“” he added. “”

An old-timer but a huge fan of today’s NBA

In recent times, a host of NBA legends have expressed their disappointment with how the game is being played these days, primarily because of the . Shockingly, Bird, who is also known for being a notably physical player during his time, sees the good thing about it.

“” he explained. “”

For sure, the  debate will continue until who knows when. However, it’s always nice to hear a legendary player from the past like Bird appreciates the modern era.

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