Reacting to Luka Doncic saying 'you can't compare me to Larry Bird' | The Jump

Objavljeno 1. mar. 2021
Rachel Nichols, Richard Jefferson and Matt Barnes discuss Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic saying "you can't compare me to Larry Bird."
0:00 Rachel replays her interview when Luka shrugged off Bird comparisons.
0:52 Matt disagrees with Luka.
1:27 Richard thinks Luka was right to say what he said.
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  • 0:00​ Rachel replays her interview when Luka shrugged off Bird comparisons. 0:52​ Matt disagrees with Luka. 1:27​ Richard thinks Luka was right to say what he said.

    • @kingryan69 What are you suggesting?

    • @Robert Williams anyone who watched basketball in the 80's and 90s; knows Bird was clutch at deep 2 and three range, shooting percentage is a pretty accurate marker, shooting percentage when challenged is another

    • @kingryan69 @kingryan69 Really? How old would I have to be to know that? The idea that you're even suggesting that is ridiculous. How do you (personally) rate 3 point shooting? Both Ray and and Reggie shot more threes made more threes and made them at a better percentage than Bird. (Not my opinion) that's factual information. Now if you're factoring in total field goal percentage Bird's total FG% was slightly higher than those guys but that includes total shots...lay ups, dunks, tip ins etc.

    • @Robert Williams bird was a far better shooter than reggie and ray. you clearly are too young to know that. Steph is another level.

    • @B Vip Mic drop? (As in) you offered a meaningful refutation or as in your not savvy enough to even understand what you're reading or posting? That's rhetorical by the way. Is there a point related to this exchange that you wanted to make. Don't be that guy that just repeats "because I said so" just because you can't support what you're suggesting. It's okay to have an opinion, my comments however don't speak to my opinion.

  • The only thing larry and luka have in common, is that they are unique players and goat talents

  • What an insult to Bird. More like trying one day to win as many titles as Bill Laimbeer.

  • Larry Bird has rings.

  • Why do they compare him to larry bird? Because he's white? Their skill sets are nothing alike.

  • He handles the ball more but he absolutely looks like Bird out there.

  • Larry isn’t dead, dummies

  • Lol totally different games ones a pf and the other is basically pg. the thing they have most in common is skin color 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Luka haven’t changed my mine yet

  • Although they are similar, Larry was a lot better passer and made teammates better.

  • So they sayin here if luka boasts, media will hate on him. But if lebrong does it everyone loves him for it? Cmon now, exactly why i hated levrong in the furst place. This kid was 18 years old and has the maturity and professionalism way past lebron today.

  • Lebrong: “I am the GOAT.”

  • Its like comparing the option to the run and shoot. This league is stat padding. If I had to depend on someone, it would be Bird.

  • I think Luka Doncic is the next Luka Doncic.

  • They are both good at playing at thier own pace, passing, and shooting but their dribbling and ball handling is quite a bit different.

  • White and skilled = Larry bird I guess

  • Did Luka elaborate on why you can’t? Like, you can’t compare us because our play style is different? Or maybe, You can compare us because Larry has won so many titles and I haven’t done enough yet.

  • Bird is better...all day chump...

  • If Larry was able to carry the ball like NBA players can now he would average 15 more points a game.

  • I like how if your white and can hoop you are automatically considered the next larry

  • Just because he White... They all racist in usa

  • I think you have to die to be reincarnated but what do I know?

  • Imagine if every black guy was compared to Lebron and only lebron that would be racist but this isn’t?

  • Funny how libs don't want diversity in the NBA. Lol

  • If Luka wasn't white, would people say the same? To me he is much more Maic than Bird for example...

  • There's no way on the Earth this guy is not even close to BIRD

  • They just saying the comparison cause he is white. This show is wack

  • is call respect.

  • Yeah hes white therefore he's larry bird 🙄🙄🙄

  • U keep on comparing lmao. It brings just negative effects lmao

  • Larry Bird mad overrated

  • Larry bird played with a three point line. I think the NBA added it in the late 70s.

  • I think luka took it as an insult...

  • If Larry heard this comparison and still had his back he’d call up Luka and call the place and the time bet on that

  • Barnes must be losing it... Barnes just doesn't know enough of Larry Legend! I think if he would go back and do research, he would definitely change his mind... I'm not even a Celtic nor a Bird fan... Lakers all the way! But I respect the talent and history Bird has... Luka is nice... but come on! Bird would tell you the play and still score on you!!!!!

  • Hes just being humble.Luka is hybrid larry bird.

  • I see the passing and the post game. Neither are the quickest players on the court, both rely on perfect footwork to attack the basket and get off shots. I'd say Luka is more of a Bird-Harden merge though

  • Lol they don’t have the same play style 😂 at all at all luka is most definitely a lebron or a magic.

  • Larry Legend. No other comparison

  • Rachel is garbage

  • He's very similar to Bird... except for his handles, speed, slashing ability, etc.

  • Comparing Luka to Bird is just because they're both white. we ALL know this

  • literally the ONLY reason that people are comparing him to Bird is that he's white. Luka and Larry are both PHENOMENAL players but one is a SMALL FORWARD and one is a POINT GUARD

  • Why are people so desperate for a great white hope? Im a white dude, not that it matters.

  • He better than larry

  • Until Luka actually does something in the post season, yeah you can't compare him to Bird.

  • I see Jefferson, I exit the video. Simple

  • 1:33 BUT he did have the 3 point line.... wth

  • I actually had an autographed Larry Bird card... I have no idea if it was authentic, traded some kid a pokemon card for it... sadly got stolen throughout the years. Amazing memories nonetheless.

  • It's funny is Luca plays a lot more like magic at times

  • There are very few similarities in their game. The comparison is like white commentators in the 60s comparing every good black baseball player to Jackie Robinson.

  • It’s hilarious everyone gets so thrown off when someone in the NBA is being humble.

  • Way to go ESPN. He's a great white basketball player so obviously you compare him to Bird 🙄. Their games are NOTHING alike.

  • Lol Jokic plays more like Larry Bird than Luka

  • Luka is more of a magic

  • It's gotta be annoying to only get compared to players of your own race lol. Like, you mean he can't be as good as someone from another race it's ridiculous.

  • Why can white guys only be compared to Larry Bird?

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  • Larry Legend !!!

  • I hated Bird until he made me love him. Truly great!

  • he’s nothing like bird, other than he’s skilled. if anything he plays like jason kidd with more scoring

  • I thought race was not important?

  • What did he say after? Y’all cut off his quote so obviously, are you that thirsty for content?

  • Please. Bird was tough as nails.

  • Guard vs power forward. The only thing to compare is that they are both elite white players.

  • Luka plays like Luka

  • Luka was being modest.

  • At this point James Harden is also another Larry Bird🤷‍♂️

  • Can't compare him to MJ? Or Magic? Oh... white

  • resemblance lol

  • Actually the real current day Larry Bird is LeBron; LeBron plays like if you put Larry Bird’s skills into a much more athletic body. LJB=LBJ (for you young folks, Larry’s middle name is Joe.)

  • Loka way better

  • Luka is like a combination of Bird/Harden

  • These two are the best guys to comment on something because of their experience in the league.

  • They hand assist out like candy now. Anyone not noticing the stats inflation over the last two decades is not paying attention. The league has completely handicap defenses, to make it way easier to score in todays games. They also changed what counts as an assist. Many of the assist lebron, Luka etc get would never have counted as assist in the 80s and early 90's. They started being significantly more lenient on what constitutes an assist.

  • Bruh half the nba is dogging Larry now Larry would have a similar career as brian scalabrine he’d just be an average white guy ceiling Duncan Robinson though

  • Wait now I'm looking at the comments like are they upset cause it's disrespectful to Bird or a lot of white dudes from America hating on the fact that a dude from Europe is being compared to him? "Every white man is Larry" ok ?

  • Wait until his career is over. It has been almost 50 years, and no one is close to be the next Wilt, who still owns the nba records book. And Larry was top-3 mvp finalist for nine straight years.

  • Every time any such comparison is made, in any sport, it's stupid.

  • Luka : DO NOT re-do your mother's driveway yourself. PAY SOMEONE.

  • Does he mean you can’t compare him to Larry Bird because he thinks he’s better than Larry Bird? Or does he mean you can’t compare him to Larry Bird because he doesn’t think he’s anywhere close to being as good as Larry Bird?

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  • Nah he's Harden + Bron.

  • there's nobody like larry bird

  • "You can't compare me to Larry Bird. I'm better."

  • Luka is fat Penny Hardaway

  • Why is she wearing a mask?

  • Doncic ain’t even 50% of touching Larry in greatness

  • I agree, Doncic plays a different position and a different way. He's like Magic Johnson and Larry all rolled into one

  • You by no means compare him to LARRY LEGEND!!!!! The game and rules have changed,it's got softer.Bird played against the greatest era of all time period! PO'ME COLORBLIND

  • Racism is bad and it’s alive in basketball circles. Not as bad as society but it’s bad.

  • Bruh that’s hella racist 😂

  • Bird would average 40 and 10 with the rules today

  • Larry just wasn't white...Larry was good, I saw his career, there was no way he should of competed with some of the physically superior athletes he squared up against, I saw him put 44 on Philly while "his guy DJ" was limited to 6, Shawn Kemp said in his first game against Larry, Bird hit him for 50, we remember his war against Dominique where Bird went for 40 plus, and remember, they say he was slow and couldn't jump?

  • I really like Luka but are these hosts stupid? I don’t think they really watched Bird growing up cause they’re young. I did cause I’m late 40s. Bird would feel offended.

  • Luka is every bit as good if not better.

  • The only things Americans see is the colour of the skin.


  • Gary Vee getting recognized 🔥

  • Larry Legend over the "WHINER" any day.....