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The Genius Of Larry Bird

The other day we linked to a clip of Michael Jordan's greatest plays around the rim (Chipper wrote in to say that "the thing about Jordan at the rim is that 1/3 of his finishes are left-handed. Nobody, and i mean nobody, today is as skilled with both hands at the rim as Jordan. Simply speaks to the poor fundamentals of today).

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Another reader, Bert, sent in a link to a story about Larry Bird's still-brilliant shooting, which we meant to get to but didn't. We'll do that now, because we also found a clip of his genius-level passing. You really couldn't defend the guy because he would gut you in any number of ways.