Friday, March 7, 2008

Larry Bird #9? WTF?

ESPNs list of the 25 greatest college basketball players is finally out, except for number one, leaving us wondering if it's going to be Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Lew Alcindor.

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2. Oscar Robertson
3. Bill Walton
4. Bill Russell
5. Pete Maravich
6. Jerry West
7. Bill Bradley
8. David Thompson
9. Larry Bird
10. Wilt Chamberlain
11. Jerry Lucas
12. Christian Laettner
13. Michael Jordan
14. Elvin Hayes
15. Magic Johnson
16. Patrick Ewing
17. Tom Gola
18. Ralph Sampson
19. Elgin Baylor
20. Bob Kurland
21. Tim Duncan
22. Austin Carr
23. Calvin Murphy
24. David Robinson
25. George Mikan

These lists are difficult to evaluate, with such concentrated bodies of work, but it's a joke Larry Bird isn't higher. He took Indiana State to the finals and lost to one of the greatest teams ever. Indiana freaking State. They're a 16 seed without Larry Legend. Clearly a top three guy at the least.

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