In front of the Hall of Fame Dominic Wilkinsis famous for his battles with his fellows Boston Celtics alum Larry Bird While he is still with Atlanta Hawksrecently defended Byrd against criticism from the former NBAer Dennis Rodman. Despite the infamous spat between Wilkins and Byrd, they developed a mutual respect over the years that the Human Highlight Reel still holds to this day.
In a recent interview with The Basketball Network’s Vlad TV, Wilkins confronted Rodman over his claim that Brad couldn’t excel in the modern NBA. Owen Crisafoli. “I have a lot of respect for Dennis, I know Dennis well, he’s a good guy, but that’s an illusion,” Wilkins said.
Larry Bird could play in any era and do what he did in our era. He couldn’t handle him, today’s players couldn’t handle him.”
Wilkins didn’t reserve his ire for The Worm alone, addressing criticism from JJ Reddick, host of the “Old Man and the 3” podcast, that the physicality of the modern game was too much for Bird. “It’s a stupid comment because Larry Bird played in the most physical era,” he said.
He’s 6’10, almost 6’11, and he was physical himself… it’s like, what league do you watch? “Physical is gone, it’s not like it was back then… That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
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