“Mr. Clutch” truly had ice in his veins. While his numbers might seem relatively modest for this spot on the list, Bird carried a rare swagger that goes beyond just stats. Creativity was the name of his game, often dishing special passes to teammates, and constantly rising to the challenge in new ways. Let’s also not forget his legendary 3-point contest, in which he raised his hand in celebration, before the winning basket even went in. Sometimes you just know. Bird was the best player in the league for a three year stretch from 1984-86, when he won the league MVP all three seasons. He also helped the Celtics capture three championships in the process.
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